To celebrate Arbor Day, eastern redbud trees were planted on the grounds of schools in Princeton in the final two weeks of April. These celebrations are spearheaded by our town arborist Lorraine Konopka and the Shade Tree Commission of Princeton. Ms Konopka will explain how trees are planted and being cared for. Marquand Park bookmarks with information and pictures of the Easter redbud tree were handed out to students participating in the festivities. More bookmarks can be found in the tree library of the park in the coming weeks.
seasons in the park
To read the QR codes on the tree signs in the park, you must have a smartphone equipped with a camera and a QR code reader app. If you do not have already this app download a QR code reader/scanner app. It is easy and most QR readers are free. Open the app and center the QR code within the square outline on the screen. Try to steady your hand while you center the QR code in the square. Depending on the app you use, the page linked to the URL stored in the QR code or directions to open the link to the page will show on the screen of your phone. The page has information on the tree you are looking at.
Family Tour of Historical Society
Evie Timberlake and Becca Clemente organized with Eve Mandel of Historical Society a tour of the park led by Bob Wells and Roly Machold on Saturday, April 8th. At the outset of the tour, we distributed to approximately 30 people a short history of the Park and some of its trees, as well as Park pins and Marquand Park library bookmarks. Everyone welcomed the handouts and enjoyed the tour. When the tour concluded, a number of people stayed to discuss the Park and the Foundation.
The tree house is right at the entrance of the park.
Why don’t you have a look inside and see what you think. Bring your kids. They will enjoy it!
We will have an official ceremony to celebrate the completion of this project soon.
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.”