Botanical Society of Lower Merion

The Botanical Society of Lower Merion
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2018 Goals

Maintain planting beds and mulch around trees. 
Continue disease treatment of ash, beech and elm trees, fertilize high value trees.   

Plant more natives in both forest and lawn area.

Control invasives, continue restoration of native forest fragment. 

Control poison ivy working with township.

Maintain botanical signs, install new ones as needed.

​Work on additional projects as time and funds allow

2017 Accomplishments

Park Improvements:
Renovated the park entrance near the post office.
Continued the forest restoration - cleared invasive plants from the area across the bridge with financial help from the Township of Lower Merion
Worked with the township in planting 120 native trees and shrubs and 55 native herbaceous perennials in the natural areas. 

Maintenance and Education:
Oversaw over 1000 volunteer hours spent weeding, mulching, pruning and controlling invasive species.
Held second annual Earth Day with Merion Elementary School families.
Taught volunteers of Lower Merion High School’s buildOn club and the neighborhood about native plants and gardening techniques. 
Worked on an outdoor science project for a Mesivta High School class. 
Worked with the township on poison ivy control.

Paid services:
Obtained tree care to preserve our most valued trees, including pruning, fertilizing and disease treatment.
Hired landscaper for summer maintenance of azalea beds.
2017 Accomplishments