Posted t Barnstable-Hyannis patch by Melanie Jacobs , April 25, 2013 at 12:31 PM
Who doesn't love the sight of spring flowering trees and shrubs? Celebrate Arbor Day Weekend by joining MHF Manager Judy Desrochers, Arborist Peter Childs and Barnstable Land Trust for a guided tour of Meetinghouse Farm, located on Route 149 near the historic 1717 West Parish Meetinghouse.
We'll search for and identify the unusual, amusing and exotic tree specimens found along the way in woodland forest, fields and gardens. Explore the selection planting and care of the Cape's most beloved beauties! We will have a planting demonstration at the end of the walk.
Each family will receive a complimentary tree seedling, courtesy of the National Wildlife Federation, www.nwf.org. One per address. Limited quantity.
Did you know:
- Trees clean the air by absorbing odors and pollutant gases.
- Trees save water - shade from trees slows water evaporation.
- Trees shield people from ultra-violet rays.
- Trees provide a canopy and habitat for wildlife.
This 23 acre conservation area has a 3000 square foot working greenhouse where locals can get a head start on their spring planting, demonstration gardens, community gardening areas and plenty of walking trails.
Directions to Parking:
Take Route 6 (mid-Cape Highway) to Exit 5.
Turn north onto Meetinghouse Way (Route 149).
Meetinghouse Farm, #2135, is 0.3 miles on your left.
Please carpool if possible.
Fees and Registration:
There is a $5 per person fee for this event.
Pre-registration is required, due to a limited number of trees. Light refreshments will be served.