Calendar of Events
NHLA Day, Shin-boku Nursery and Baker Valley Nursery. 11:30 am until 5:00 pm. Palmer Koelb has invited NHLA members and guests to a special "NHLA Day" at his two nurseries in Wentworth, NH: Shin-boku Nursery and Baker Valley Nursery. These two nurseries are not to be missed! Palmer will be our guide, showing us a Japanese Stroll Garden and a collection of Granite Japanese lanterns at Shin-boku, while discussing the discipline of Asian style tree pruning. Around 3:30 we'll move on to Baker Valley Nursery, stocked with mature trees.
Lunch will be served, consisting of burgers, dogs, kilbasa, palmerslaw, watermelon, and soft drinks. If you'd line to bring beer or while, please do. We'll start eating around noon and start the tour at 1:00, but the food will be available all afternoon. And Palmer says he'll be there all day if you want to show up early.
Shin-boku Nursery is at 180 Beech Hill Rd. Wentworth NH 03282 and Baker Valley Nursery, is at 1078 Rt. 25, Wentworth 03282. Directions: 93 north to exit 26. Go 16 miles northwest on Rt. 25. Bear left at Shin-boku sign, One mile and on the right. It’s rather obvious when you get there.
There are also many other things to do in the area that are not nursery related: Polar Caves, in Rumney, The Fish Hatchery in Warren, the Warren Red stone Missile and Mt Moosilauke which is a nice climb for those so inclined.
No charge. Please respond so we can prepare enough food: email David DeJohn or Palmer Koelb.
NHLA Twilight Meeting, Keene State College Arboretum and Ashuelot Park, 5:30 pm. Join NHLA for a Twilight Meeting on the beautiful Keene State College campus. We'll meet in front of the Student Center (Building # 28 on the map linked below) for sandwiches and soft drinks, then enjoy a tour led by Bud Winsor, Assistant Director of Physical Plant/Grounds. The trees on the 150-acre campus are included in an inventory database, with over 1,000 listings, accessible by a bar code affixed to the trees. They have a rich history that Bud will share (see article on the KSC website). Following the KSC tour we'll move over to Ashuelot Park where Chuck Simpson will provide a quick tour and review of its development over the years. If you are running late you can call Chuck at 603 313 2225 to see where the tour is when you arrive.
Park in the Commuter lots on Madison Street which is just off Winchester Street across from the Pub Restaurant. 110 Winchester St., Keene, would be a close GPS location. Campus Map. Please RSVP to Chuck Simpson so we have enough food.
3rd Annual NHLA Golf Tournament at Candia Woods. Registration. Save the date. Information soon at http://nhlagolf.weebly.com.