Welcomed thousands of on-siteand online
WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS
including theStreets Department,Philadelphia Science Fair,arts and STEM educators, andneighborhood associations. Expanded our
tenfold with lessons inhorticulture, beekeeping,outdoor recreation, nutrition,photography, music, and more.Mapped over 2,000 trees (so far)using
Restored the historic FrancisCope House porch deck andbegan an interior paint analysisto guide
.Began a study with LongwoodPublic Horticulture studentsto improve
throughout the grounds.Embarked on an ambitious
to revitalize key featuresof our landscape.
“The Awbury Arboretum is before you.The beauty of its landscape, the result of onelandscape gardener’s dreams and foresight of some sixty years ago, now appeals to us all...”
- Arthur Cowell, 1919
MarkSellers and Dan Huntbachlearn GIS mapping technology.
To our Members:Stewardship requires an activerelationship with the resources andenvironments under our care. It ismore than preservation and sus-tainable practices, though thoseare important parts of the stew-ard’s work. Awbury offers resources beyondspecimen trees and uplifting vis-tas. There is no one-size-ﬁts-allapproach to managing its multi-faceted landscape. As stewards, wemust understand it as a diverseand interconnected ecosystem, andacknowledge its resilience. All who participate in our main-tenance, restoration, management,and programs are joint stewards of Awbury. Our neighbors, visitors,volunteers, and partners are anintegral part of our ecosystem.The more diverse and engagedour many parts, the better ourability to weather disturbances andsetbacks, prune weaknesses, andnurture lasting growth.The 2012 Awbury LandscapeStewardship Plan highlighted inthis report reﬂects our vision for amore responsible, resilient, and in-tegrated landscape and community.
We are grateful for your continuedstewardship of this unique urbanresource.Sincerely,Mark Sellers
Landscape design for the northwest tract, by LDC Partners LLC.
Awbury Arboretum AssociationOne Awbury RoadPhiladelphia, PA 19138
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