Thursday, February 2, 2012

Trees and preservation

There is a talk in Aston this week on Big Trees in Delco and in Penna and with this weather it is a must to come out and learn. Plus the county along with the state is having a meeting on February 11, a Saturday morning. The meeting which features local and state experts is how to preserve and protect buildings and resources in the county. the meeting/ workshop will be held in the morning and is open to all.

Big Trees Of Pennsylvania
 The Aston Township Historical Society will meet on Thursday February 9th at 7pm
in the Municipal Building. 5021 Pennell Rd., rear entrance, next to the T D Bank.  
 A.T.H.S will present Scott Wade a local Arborist and author of " King of Big Trees ". Mr Wade will present a power point program on Pennsylvania's Big Trees. Scott actually found his love of trees while working at Our Lady of Angels Convent here in Aston. With a lot of study and documentation, later he is able to help us understand what these Trees mean to nature and what they should mean to us also. Learn how they are measured and treasured by Scott and how others can help with this project. Mr. Wade was featured in the October Issue of the Philadelphia Magazine. Come learn how he has updated the book " Big tees of Pennsylvania ".  
  The meeting is free and open to the public.   

Preservation Pennsylvania
The workshop will begin at 9:00am and conclude at 12:00pm. Registration will begin at 8:30am. In the event of inclement weather, the workshop will be held Saturday, February 25th, 2012. Presented in partnership with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), PennDOT and the Delaware County Planning Department, the workshop brings together preservationists and historical society representatives from across southeastern Pennsylvania to discuss strategies to preserve and protect places that matter. Leading experts in preservation, planning and transportation will provide attendees with the tools to protect, preserve and enhance historic resources. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Registration can be accessed online at or Preservation Pennsylvania is the Commonwealth's only statewide, private non-profit, membership organization dedicated to preserving Pennsylvania’s historic places through creative partnerships, targeted educational and advocacy programs, special projects and technical assistance.

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