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Sat, Oct 26


Heartwood Nursery

Preservation Steps - Autumn Walk on the Tree Trails at Heartwood Nursery

Discover Benefits of Native Species for Garden/Land Management (and more!)

Preservation Steps - Autumn Walk on the Tree Trails at Heartwood Nursery
Preservation Steps - Autumn Walk on the Tree Trails at Heartwood Nursery

Time & Location

Oct 26, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Heartwood Nursery, 8957 Hickory Rd, Felton, PA 17322, USA

About the event

Join us for an enriching autumn walk on the Tree Trails at Heartwood Nursery, led by Heartwood’s owner and FNLT landowner, Sue Hunter. This event is perfect for nature enthusiasts and those interested in native plants and trees.

Topics Covered:

  • Fall Native Plant ID: Learn to identify native plants during the fall season.
  • Best Native Trees for Erosion Control and Stormwater Management: Discover which trees are best suited for protecting your land.
  • Why Leaves Change Colors: Understand the science behind the beautiful fall foliage.
  • How Trees Predict Spring: Find out how trees signal the coming of spring during the fall.

Participants will have the chance to bring unknown plant specimens from their properties for Sue to identify and provide recommendations. Please bring your samples in a sealed Ziploc bag.

After the walk, visit Heartwood’s retail store, which will be open with a variety of items available for purchase.

Don't miss this opportunity to deepen your knowledge about native plants and trees!

Specializing in American Holly (Ilex opaca and other Ilex species) production, Heartwood is proud to be an Official Holly Arboreta and Test Center registered with the Holly Society of America. Propagators of Nursery stock since 1988, Heartwood focuses on native trees, shrubs, perennials, and a few select non-native species.   More information here -

About FNLT's Preservation Steps: Touring YoCo's Hidden Landscapes, Presented by Glatfelter Insurance Group

These are casual hikes on FNLT preserved properties featuring landowner stories, some education from local experts and information on the importance of preservation by FNLT.  Attendees will be provided snacks, water and some non alcoholic drinks as well.  No charge for children 12 and under accompanied by an adult.  Special thanks to our Preservation Steps Sponsors: CGA Law Firm, C.S. Davidson, Inc., Stock & Leader - Attorneys At Law  and YC Precision Fabrication!

**Questions & requested topics you would like to learn about are encouraged and can be sent in advance of the events to Anna at Sturdy shoes and appropriate outdoor attire are recommended.


  • Please RSVP

    There is no charge for this event, but we ask that you please RSVP!




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