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.
seasons in the park
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.”
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.