Planting of Commemorative White Oak

In preparation for Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, with the assistance of Bartlett Tree Experts, planted a commemorative White Oak tree at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary.

The September 1st tree planting at St. Charles Borromeo seminary was part of the Plant One Million campaign and coincided with the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation established by Pope Francis to remind us of our role as custodians of creation.

The Most Rev. Timothy Christian Senior, Rector & Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia, presided over the blessing ceremony. Joining him (l/r): Julianne Schraeder Ortega, PHS Chief of Programs; Mark Shaw, Local Manager, Arborist Representative Bartlett Tree Experts; Margaret McCarvill, PHS Interim Executive Director; Alan Jaffe, PHS Director of Communications and Jimmy Owens, Vice President Business Development, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.

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