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Tree Story: Birch Collection

Arboretum member Jenna Lefebvre makes an effort to visit the birch trees in every season.

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Editor’s Note: We’re celebrating our Season of Trees with Tree Tuesday on the Nature Notes blog. Come back each Tuesday for stories exploring the Arboretum’s trees and tree collections.

Photo by Jenna Lefebvre.

On March 4, 2017, Jenna Lefebvre discovered the old Birch collection. She remembers because she documented the experience on social media, writing “Wandered into a birch forest, and it was delightful.”

“There’s just something about a collection of white-barked trees that is beautiful and calming,” said Lefebvre, who is an Arboretum member. “I’ve made it a point to try and photograph this exact spot in all seasons. It never ceases to make me audibly say ‘wow.'”

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1 comment on “Tree Story: Birch Collection

  1. Jenna, I share your “wow.”

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