Under a giant Tulip tree, we gathered this morning for coffee and koek to discuss “Boven is het Stil” by Gebrand Bakker. The book, entitled “The Twin”, is available in an English translation. This was the first time we met in the park, and we decided to continue this experiment the next time we get together in August. Different book: ” Heren van de Thee by Hella Haasse.”
After the Wisteria project, our Saturday crew moved on to the wooded area of the park and we started to free up the Rhododendrons which had been invaded by all kinds of undergrowth and vines over the years. As part of the restoration project, new Rhododendrons will join the old ones and some have already been planted. The Solidarity Yak is one of the new plants we bought with the help of donations from our Friends of Marquand Park. Next year, this plant will have some beautiful pink flowers.
Inspired by a lecture of the Friends of the Mapleton Nursery, I wandered into the park today to look Lichen. What are Lichen? This is the little I know but it all seems fascinating: ” A lichen is a composite organism that arises from algae or cyanobacteria (or both) living among filaments of a fungus in a symbiotic relationship. The combined life form has properties that are very different from the properties of its component organisms. Lichens come in many colors, sizes, and forms. The properties are sometimes plant-like, but lichens are not plants.” There are plenty around on the trees but lichen are not harmful since they get their nutrients from moisture.
The Wisteria is blooming
Thank you all
As a service to the Princeton community, the Marquand Park Foundation would like to share information on the location of Ash trees in the public right away in Princeton.
The following link Ash trees in Princeton will provide the public with an interactive map of the location of all municipal Ash trees. The icons in the right top corner gives access the legend and the map layers. Information is based on the municipal inventory of street trees in Princeton. The location of Ash trees in public parks or on private property is NOT included.
We also created a link to the Ash trees in Marquand Park, Ash Trees in Marquand Park. Some trees have been treated last year to protect the trees from the EAB
For more information on the inventory and the pending infestation of the Emerald Ash Borer, please consult the Princeton Shade Tree website: Princeton Shade Tree Commission