A Message and an Invitation

By Jim Paley

The Lan­dis Arbore­tum is a unique col­lec­tion of trees, plants, and shrubs. But it’s also impor­tant to rec­og­nize that our arbore­tum is a unique col­lec­tion of people. 

Our vol­un­teers are a very diverse group who come from many walks of life, each bring­ing unique inter­ests, skills, and back­grounds. By donat­ing their time and com­mit­ment, they not only help plants and trees grow, they also help the Arbore­tum and its mis­sion flour­ish. Like any fam­i­ly, what we share unites us. Thus our fam­i­ly of vol­un­teers joins togeth­er to pre­serve the spe­cial place that is the Arboretum.

My asso­ci­a­tion with The Arb” start­ed about ten years ago. Because I had served on the Board of oth­er orga­ni­za­tions, the most impor­tant cri­te­ria in my choos­ing to get and stay involved has been the qual­i­ty of peo­ple who shape the mis­sion. The Arbore­tum has met the test – and exceed­ed my expectations.

Do you have a desire to meet oth­er peo­ple with good hearts, stim­u­lat­ing inter­ests, and an envi­ron­men­tal con­scious­ness — and share a love of this local trea­sure? I encour­age you to become a mem­ber of our vol­un­teer fam­i­ly if you haven’t already done so. Or if you already vol­un­teer, enlist a recruit”..

One way you can do that is by com­ing to our Fam­i­ly Pic­nic at the Meet­ing House on Sat­ur­day, August 20, from 2:00 until 5:00 pm. Free food, live music, and infor­ma­tion booths show­cas­ing our activ­i­ties will be fea­tured. Please reg­is­ter in advance so that we may plan accordingly.

Bring your fam­i­ly to meet ours. 

You can reg­is­ter online by click­ing here, email us at info@​landisarboretum.​org, or call us at 5188756935.

Summer 2016

Volume 34 , Number 3

Share this

The Latest from Landis

Aug 06, 2022

Landis Forest 5K - August 6, 2022

A record turnout! Click here to view all the great photos from this event, and... read more

Jun 10, 2022 | Anne Donnelly

Don't Overlook Your Reciprocal Admissions Privilege

A sometimes overlooked benefit of your Landis Arboretum membership is the American Horticultural Society Reciprocal... read more

May 29, 2022

Scenes From the Spring Plant Sale

Thanks to our many wonderful volunteers, plant consignors, vendors, and customers, the Landis Signature Spring... read more

May 28, 2022 | Fred Breglia, Executive Director

From the Director’s Desk: Q&A, Part III

In this last Q&A session, I am focusing on leaf color change during the... read more

May 28, 2022 | Erin McKenna Breglia, Landis Gardener

From the Garden: Milkweeds for Monarchs!

Many people enjoy seeing butterflies in our Landis gardens. especially the monarch butterfly, Danaus... read more

May 28, 2022 | Anita Sanchez

Life and Death on the Lawn

It’s a beautiful summer day. You’ve finished your stack of books from the Landis... read more

News Archive