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Beyond the Lilacs: An Album from Arboretum Tours for 2011

November 20, 2011
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The Highland Park Neighborhood Association has been presenting a 2011-2012 series  entitled “Beyond the Lilacs: Tours of the Highland Park Arboretum, co-sponsored by the Highland Park Conservancy.  These tours have  featured aspects of the park tied to seasonal changes and the collections’ variety including The Pinetum, Trees donated by Ellwanger & Barry, the expansion of the Park and Secret Spaces and trails.

Themes for the first seven tours in the 2011-2012 series:

  • May 14, 2011: ”Pinetum in Spring”
  • May 22, 2011: “Trees from the Era of Ellwanger & Barry and Other Favorites”
  • June 18, 2011: “Expansion of the Park and Secret Spaces”
  • July 16, 2011:  “Pinetum in Summer”
  • September 17, 2011: “The Very End of Summer”  **
  • October 15, 2011: “Autumn in Our Highlands”
  • November 19,2011 “Pinetum in Fall”

Amy Priestley, a neighborhood resident and former board member of the Highland Park Neighborhood Association,  was the tour guide for six of the seven tours. Amy attended graduate school at Oregon State University’s College of Forest Science and her love of all that grows has extended to her business ventures.  ** Thomas Jones,  who is a long time friend of the Highland Park Neighborhood’s tours and exhibits and a member of  Rochester’s Highland Park Conservancy, conducted the September tour.

Below is a photo album dedicated from tours that took place during 2011…look for a special entry called “Journey to the Dove Tree”  on this site for an interesting tie-in to our “Nominated Trees” series. Click on any picture thumbnail to start a slideshow of this album.  Each slide will also contain a “permalink”  to a page of information with full size version of the photo.

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