Friday, October 09, 2009

Eastham's 1651 Arboretum at Wiley Park

Eastham's 1651 ArboretumI live just a stone's throw from a treasure that is hidden in the woods on the east side of Great Pond, in Eastham. Wiley Park is the home of the 1651 Arboretum. The 1651 Arboretum is intended to be a living monument to the arrival of the Pilgrims to Eastham’s shores and an interpretive educational exhibit illustrating the processes of natural succession and exemplifying the plant communities that were dominant on Cape Cod in the year 1651. There is a dedicated group of folks who research and execute plantings to that end. The Cape Codder ran an interesting article about the arboretum. Read it Here.

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