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Freedom Memorial Park

 

Shertzer Lane (Manor Avenue & Blue Rock Road), Millersville PA

 

The open, 21-acre Freedom Memorial Park has about two dozen tree spe- cies, most of which are native. These include Catalpa, American Beech, Red Maple, Pin Oak, Shagbark Hickory, White Pine, Hemlock, Birch, Honey- locust, Sweetgum, Crabapple, and Carolina Silverbell.  One of the few non-natives is the Korean Dogwood with its interesting bark and attractive, edible fruit (other non-natives include Norway Maple, Katsura, and Weeping European Beech).  

 

This collection, dedicated in 1991 as the Rutter Arboretum, would profit greatly from tree labels and perhaps a tree map.

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