After losses of century-old trees, a plan was born to repopulate Radnor for the future.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Sam Strike
Friday, January 18
More than 200 trees that will hopefully provide shade and oxygen for generations to come in Radnor have been planted since the inception of the Big Tree Project, which added 31 trees to private properties this week. The project is run by the Radnor Conservancy, funded by Chanticleer, and administratively assisted by Radnor Township. This week’s planting was targeted at homeowners who used to have an old and tall “shade tree” in the township right of way on their property, but lost it either to disease or old age. The trees lost — and their replacements — are called shade trees because of the height and width of their branches. Sugar maples and oak trees were planted this week all around the township by Green Scape Landscape Contractor, Inc…
The trees are part of the Big Tree Project, which aims to replenish a dwindling canopy.
Eight trees were planted in downtown Wayne last week as part of a project that aims to replenish a dwindling canopy in Radnor Township. They were placed in empty tree pits or replaced dead trees along Lancaster and North Wayne avenues. The species include Maples and Zelkovas. According to Kimberley Donches, who is in charge of the Big Tree Project, the Chanticleer Foundation made grant to Radnor Township to be administered with help of the Radnor Conservancy. Donaches said the trees were provided by Mayfield Gardens, which sold them at a great discount and also planted the trees. Since its inception, the Big Tree Project has planted about 100 trees, most on Lancaster Avenue and a few along the Radnor Trail. In November alone the township …