Return of the Elm

During my Third week as a Second year intern for the Branching out team I worked on a ton of preparation for the planting of the new Olmsted Elm at Fredrick Law Olmsted National historic park. While the work in order to prepare this tree was very particular I feel as if it was totally worth it I had no idea that so much work could be needed in order to plant a tree in an historic landscape. Being able to participate in the preparation and in the caring for the tree over the rest of the summer is definitely a privilege and I’m glad that I was chosen been chosen to take part in the memorable Elm tree planting.

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Me holding the bare root Elm preparing for the evening planting at Olmsted National Historic Park.

 If you would like to see more info about this event, pictures etc please visit :

http://www.wickedlocal.com/brookline/news/x1213309123/Olmsted-NHS-has-a-new-tree-Here-s-why-that-s-cool?photo=0#axzz2S90vRQR5

4 responses to “Return of the Elm

  1. I am so glad you were able to be part of the elm planting experience. It is remarkable to see a new elm tree in place, and to think that you will be able to return to the site in the future and say that you helped plant such a significant part of the Fairsted landscape. Congratulations!

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