By Vicki Sherman
is in the process of bringing back the orchard. The restoration is happening thanks to SavATree, which donated their time, services and expertise for the initial phase of this project.
At one time, the property featured acres of farmland with an orchard. Today, only three fruit trees remain, and much of the area was overtaken by invasive trees and vines.
Everyday, the Nature Center is strengthening vital connections to the Earth. With the tremendous help of sponsors and volunteers, we are reclaiming and restoring vital and historic areas of our property. In doing so, we are creating living, breathing, growing ‘classrooms’ where visitors and school groups can fully understand and appreciate the importance of healthy habitats and healthy habits.
SavATree has become a valued partner to the Greenburgh Nature Center. In addition to donating over $3,500 in man hours and equipment for the orchard revitalization, they have committed to plant trees in the orchard when the grounds are ready for planting.
In addition, SavATree will be on hand at the Nature Center’s annual Earth Day Celebration on Sunday, April 22, to do a tree planting demonstration and lead a discussion on root collar disorders. They will also have a featured activity at our Fall Festival on October 21, offering rides on their zipline.
We are working on a fully developed plan to re-plant the orchard. Fruit tree purchases and naming opportunities for the public will be available in the future. We know that together we are making a great green future!
The Greenburgh Nature Center is a 33-acre woodland preserve with trails, pond, gardens, and outdoor animal exhibits, including a birds of prey aviary. The indoor exhibits include a live animal museum with over 100 specimens, exhibit areas focusing on nature and the environment, a greenhouse with botanical exhibits, and a gift shop. The mission of the Greenburgh Nature Center is to offer inspiring, hands-on environmental education experiences, to foster an appreciation of nature, and to promote sustainable practices.
The Nature Center is located at 99 Dromore Road, off Central Park Avenue, in Scarsdale, NY. Parking is free, and handicapped parking is available. The Center’s grounds are open daily dawn to dusk throughout the year. The Center’s indoor exhibits are open daily except Fridays and a few holidays, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on weekends. Grounds open dawn until dusk every day.
SavATree provides experience, reliability and expertise in environmentally sensible tree, shrub and lawn care programs through their tree experts. Located throughout the tri-state area, you can find a SavATree representative near you by calling (914) 777-1399.