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Sun, Dec 03


Heartwood Nursery

Preservation Steps - Heartwood Nursery

A Holiday Holly Walk!

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Preservation Steps - Heartwood Nursery
Preservation Steps - Heartwood Nursery

Time & Location

Dec 03, 2023, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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

About the event

The Holly Tree is historically steeped in lore and legend throughout the world. Participants will gain a better understanding of this diverse Genus, traditions associated with the use around holidays. At Heartwood, our daily focus on Holly is relevant to supplying the wholesale Nursery Trade and Retail Customers with many unusual selections. Learn the difference between 'cultivar', 'selection', 'hybrid' Observe propagation techniques, care and culture of the Hollies here on the premises. Hollies are one of the most long-lived versatile species for wildlife. Come find out why!

Heartwood's retail store will also be open with organic wreaths, arrangements, swags and cut greens available for sale. All attendees will receive 10% off of any wreath or arrangement that day only.

Join FNLT supporters for this special insight into the unique landscape and operations of Heartwood Nursery, preserved by owner Sue Hunter in 2013.  In addition to the existing mature hardwoods tract, a large percentage of the property has been reforested with native species indigenous to the area.   This is a great chance to learn about native species that can be added to your home property - regardless of the size - for beauty and the environement.  Throughout the property, there are display gardens of varied species, and stormwater management areas have been created to reduce rainwater runoff and soil erosion. Pollinator meadows have been created to increase habitat for birds, pollinating insects, bats and wildlife. Focal points within the reforested area include a mature grove of over 125 Serviceberry (Amelanchier canadensis) trees and collections of large, uncommon specimen trees and shrubs, most notably Hollies. 

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. We are wholesale to the trade and also have a retail store open to the public Mondays through Saturdays 9am to 4pm.

We hope you can join us for this special tour - a Holiday Holly Walk!

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!


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