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Ryan Wizner (left) and Kay Gardiner

WPU Interns Work Many Hours at Laurelwood Arboretum

Laurelwood interns Kay Gardiner and Ryan Wizner together logged a total of 220 hours this year working with Betty Montagne and her plant collection management team. They located, identified and tagged trees and shrubs throughout the arboretum and updated the computerized database with accurate images, maps and descriptions.

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Tickets Now on Sale for Festival of Friends Raffle

Tickets are now on sale for Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum’s Festival of Friends Raffle. The raffle is a feature of the Festival, which celebrates the 70th anniversary of the establishment of Laurelwood Arboretum. Purchasers of tickets need not be present to win. Proceeds from the raffle will be used to maintain and beautify Laurelwood Arboretum.

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Subaru donation

Wayne Subaru Donates to Local Nonprofits

At the August 21th meeting of the Wayne Town Council, Bob Lesko, President of Wayne Subaru, and Charles Moltane, Business Development Manager, presented facsimiles of checks for $4,268. to Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum and for $4,904 to Wayne PAL. These

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Woodcarver Charlie Briggs at work

Woodcarving Demonstration at Laurelwood Arboretum

Charlie Briggs, custom woodcarver, will spend an afternoon at Laurelwood Arboretum on Saturday, August 24. He will demonstrate techniques including carving in the round, relief carving, chip carving and wood burning. Visitors to the park are invited to try to find Charlie in the arboretum to see his demonstration.

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Lorraine Meyer Photo Exhibit

Photographer Lorraine Meyer To Exhibit at Laurelwood Arboretum

Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum will host an exhibit of photographs by Lorraine Meyer from August 11 through September 8. The Opening Reception for the exhibit is scheduled for Sunday, August 11. Meyer’s exhibit will feature works that represent her variety of photographic interests as well as Laurelwood’s rich landscape.

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Free Guided Tours of Laurelwood Arboretum

Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum will offer free guided tours of Laurelwood Arboretum on Sunday, June 16. It is an ideal opportunity to enjoy the first blooms of summer in the arboretum. Trained tour guides will lead visitors through the arboretum, identifying many of the unique trees and plantings.

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