Trinity-Pawling School will officially dedicate the School’s Arboretum on Friday, September 21, 2012 at 6:00 pm. Jeff Horst, curator of the Vassar Arboretum, will be the keynote speaker.
The arboretum features an interpretive walk through the School’s 150 acres. Of the many native trees that grace the campus, the interpretive walk includes 241 specimens and over 30 varieties. The School’s Commemorative and Memorial Tree Program has, in large part, provided specimen trees and shrubs for the arboretum. The goal is to further enhance the collection of stately trees that already exist on campus. The arboretum was conceived as both a teaching resource for Trinity-Pawling students and faculty, and as a community resource. “We are extremely fortunate to have trustees and faculty who have, through their vision and dedication, moved this project forward over the last few years,” commented Headmaster Arch Smith. The arboretum reflects the School’s commitment to creating an atmosphere of excitement, enthusiasm, and interest about the living environment while supporting the School’s goal of reducing energy consumption and promoting campus sustainability. Classroom lessons will be reinforced when students take an active part in the planting and caring for the trees and as they observe the natural seasonal rhythms. This hands-on experience will deepen students’ understanding of the living landscape, as well as the environmental and health benefits — both physical and emotional — of trees. Details are available at www.trinitpawling.org/arboretum
Trinity-Pawling School is a traditional college-preparatory boarding and day school for boys, grades 7-12 and post-graduates, located in Pawling,NY.
Listen to Susan Stone’s Interview of Arch Smith:[audio:http://www.pawlingpublicradio.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/9-13-Arch-Smith-Interview.mp3|Titles = Arch Smith Interview]