Backyard Fruit Growers 

BFG began in 1990 as an exchange of information “for amateurs and others in Lancaster County who wish to produce excellent fruit for the family, and to respect the backyard environment.”  Members meet four times a year and receive a newsletter; BFG also maintains a resource-laden website.

Contact:  Andy Weidman, Vice President BYFG,


Friends of Tanger Arboretum

FoTA is a group of volunteers who oversee the preservation and use of Lancaster County Historical Society’s Louise Arnold Tanger Arboretum.  The 10-acre arboretum hosts 250 different kinds of trees and shrubs.  Many of the Friends are plant or tree hobbyists or are in the landscaping business.

Contact:  230 N. President Ave., Lancaster PA 17603 /


Lancaster Bonsai Society

LBS is a group of hobby bonsai enthusiasts who meet monthly at Conestoga House & Gardens.

Contact:  1608 Marietta Ave., Lancaster PA 17603 /


Lancaster Tree Tenders

LTT seeks to “increase and enhance Lancaster’s urban forest by engaging and empowering neighborhoods to plant and care for trees…  We hope to capture stormwater as part of the city’s effort to reduce pollution and runoff into rivers, increase biodiversity within the city, and beautify neighborhoods.   Urban trees can (also) help save energy by reducing cooling costs, have health benefits, increase pedestrian traffic in shopping areas, and have been correlated to reduced crime.”  LTT is a collaborative effort between Lancaster County Conservancy, Lancaster City Alliance, and the City of Lancaster.  

Contact:  LCC, 117 S. West End Ave., Lancaster PA17603 /


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