We Appreciate: Greenhouse Restoration

By Nolan Marciniec

The Arboretum’s greenhouse, familiar to Arboretum plant sale patrons as a source of “Landis Grown” plants, is currently undergoing an extensive renovation, thanks to the efforts of Arboretum supporters Jim Murphy, Steve Perog, and Jeff Schworm, along with those of Landis Board President Jim Paley and Executive Director Fred Breglia.

Jeff Schworm calculated the engineering requirements with respect to design and materials. Jim Murphy and Steve Perog spent several days dismantling the old structure and building the new supports.

Jim Paley negotiated the purchase of durable larch beams, milled at a local Amish saw mill, as well as the polycarbonate panels that will be installed this spring. Additional stone will be poured to level the floor.

The library/herbarium was completed in 1982. The greenhouse facilities were constructed in 1989 and 1990 in part through a generous donation of m


Spring 2017

Volume 35 , Number 2

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