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White Oak Society and Allston Jenkins Legacy Society Member Field Trips
Green Hills Preserve |
May 22, 2022 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Green Hills Preserve is a bucolic mixture of gently rolling meadows, woodlands, and wetlands. Preserve Manager, Erin Smith, will lead our walk sharing the land management strategies she implements to both enhance wildlife habitat and facilitate public use.
The event will include walking on trails for approximately two hours with stops to discuss preserve highlights. Stay after the hike for comradery and light refreshments.
Green Hills Preserve is a bucolic mixture of gently rolling farm fields, woodlands, and wetlands. A tributary to Allegheny Creek, a state-designated “Cold Water Fishery” stream, bisects the preserve.
The Preserve is situated within the Schuylkill Highlands, a region at the nexus of two landscapes that have been prioritized for protection: the Highlands (as defined by the US Congress) and the Schuylkill River watershed. The area’s importance derives from the need to protect water quality, conserve habitat, and develop recreational opportunities in a region set for considerable growth over the next 20 years.
Located not far from an old stone springhouse—and fed by the cool, clear springs there—stands a towering red maple. This massive specimen has a trunk circumference of 188 inches (about five feet in diameter!) and is about 75 feet tall with a crown spread of 95 feet. In 2014, this giant was added to the official list of Pennsylvania Big Trees.
Event is free and exclusively for Natural Lands’ White Oak Society and Allston Jenkins Legacy Society members. For more information about the societies, contact Suzanne Barton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610.353.5587 x313.
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