The Friends of Princeton Nursery Lands are deeply grateful for the outpouring of energy and enthusiasm shown at our National Public Lands Day work session in the Mapleton Preserve on Saturday, September 25, 2010. Twenty-two volunteers came to plant, mulch, and water trees, clear bamboo, weed the butterfly garden, and collect litter.
The trees to be planted were kindly stored by Dave Reed of Mapleton Nurseries, who also prepared the planting holes. A tree expert from Woodwinds answered questions relating to tree care, and injected the most recent additions to the Preserve’s Flemer Arboretum with Worm Tea, an organic soil amendment “brewed” with worm castings.
The Friends also appreciate the presence of photographer Jonathan Michalik, who documented the day’s efforts. Finally, many thanks to the D&R Canal State Park personnel, who conscientiously and cheerfully facilitate our endeavors in the Mapleton Preserve and elsewhere on the site of the former Princeton Nursery Lands.