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Codman Estate tree restoration starts soon

June 6, 2010

In anticipation of rejuvenating the Codman Estate landscape, we have been undergoing a massive three-year project to clean out all of the dead, diseased, and exotic invasive trees.  The work began with Arbor Day in 2008 when 200 arborists descended upon the property as part of their Arbor Day volunteer project. We have continued their work over the last two years but now we are ready to begin planting.

Over the past winter, a tree restoration plan was developed to start replacing the trees in the landscape.  Great effort was taken reviewing historic images and plans of the property to identify both the species of trees and their appropriate historic locations.  Our goal is to restore the landscape to its twentieth-century appearance from before the 1938 hurricane (which destroyed more than 96 trees on the estate).

Eighteen trees will be planted in June and July with species ranging from oak to silver maple to even replanting disease-resistant elm tree cultivars.

This work was funded by an anonymous donor.

Learn more about our overall approach to tree care at our white papers page.

 

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Codman Estate tree restoration starts soon