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‘Tree Walk’ planned at Grey Towers

This magnificent old beech tree is one of many treasures on the grounds at Milford’s Grey Towers.
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August 27, 2014

MILFORD, PA — A guided informational “tree walk” is planned for 11:30 a.m., Sunday, September 7 on the grounds of Grey Towers National Historic Site, 122 Old Owego Tpk. The walk is limited to 20 participants; however, a second will be offered at 1:30 p.m. if the earlier walk fills up. Reservations are required; regular tour fees apply.

The 90-minute walk will be led by U.S. Forest Service staff to identify the many native and unique trees planted at Grey Towers in the early 1900s. The Pinchot family planted more than 100 trees on the grounds after it was clear-cut around the turn of the century. Today the estate is a living example of conservation and resource management.

Participants can bring their electronic devices to read the quick-read (QR) codes on the new tree ID signs. Wear appropriate footwear for uneven terrain. The program will be held rain or shine.

The cost for this event is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for youth; under 12 are admitted free. Participants have the option of touring the mansion for half-price before or after the walk.
For information, call 570/296-9630, or send email to greytowers@fs.fed.us.