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Historical Society Gets Two New Trees and Lots of Plants

by Paul Saulnier
May 17, 2018

These two Yellowoods (Cladrastis Kentukea (Lutea)) replace two 80 year old Maples which were dying due to old age and road salt.

The 14 foot tall trees were generously donated by Rick and Barbara Kattman and delivered by Ahronian Landscape Inc. on Saturday, May 12, 2018.

Rick showed up early to plant the trees and coordinate the rest of the plantings by society volunteers.

Kattman, owner of Richard  Kattman Landscape Architecture, and is an advisor to the society's garden committee, said he selected the Yellowoods, a rare tree these days but once popular in the 1800s, as appropriate to the grounds of the Asa Whiting House. These trees have been bred to be salt tolerannt. They will grow to be 40 feet tall with attractive smooth gray bark and clusters of fragrant white flowers in June.

Rick helped the other volunteers with the plantings around the house.

Above, Mary Curran works on the beds in front of the house, having completed the beds on the side, below.  Sheila Adams also worked on the gardens.

 

Above, Joanna Hilliard provides the final touches to the work completed today. It is important that the grounds are attractive to renters of the barn and house as the income allows the society to preserve Holliston's history.

The Holliston Historical Society hosts events throughout the year. Its records are available and often used by people researching their Holliston homes or their genealogy. For more information on the society go to the website: http://www.hollistonhistoricalsociety.org/

 

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