No formal Arbor Day celebration in Bernville? No Problem!

To celebrate Arbor Day this year, the Bernville Shade Tree Commission suggests a TREE TREK on the sidewalks/streets around the borough for youngsters of all ages, 2-92!
Borough Residents—WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Please place one (or more!) cut-out trees, minimum 8” tall, in a window(s) or a storm door facing the front street where it will be visible to trekkers.  See basic samples attached.  (Cut-out trees may be green or any color.)
The Tree Trek will take place beginning on Monday, April 27th and ending on Saturday, May 2nd so please have your cut-out trees in your window(s)/door during this time.
Take your trek anytime from 4/27 – 5/2.
Keep in mind social distancing guidelines as you try to spy all of the trees in the windows of borough residences.  See how many trees you can count!  Shade Tree Commission members ask that all trekkers respect vehicular traffic and walk safely. Have fun searching for trees, and enjoy the exercise and fresh air as you trek.  (Remember: Umbenhauer Park is closed.)
We offer the following additional activities as ways to celebrate Arbor Day this year:
-Search the internet for tree related information on any type of tree – learn about the shape of leaves and types of fruits trees produce.  Visit the Arbor Day website and search for tree related information.
– Create a drawing that has trees in the drawing—including both deciduous and coniferous trees for those old enough to determine the difference.  Another option is to color tree leaves and other tree related pictures – see attachments to download, print and color coloring-page-1 & coloring-page-2
– If going on a family hike to get exercise, consider walking through the Blue Marsh and observe the various trees–noting the different kinds of barks, where do they grow, and even branching patterns. (Remember, Umbenhauer Park is currently closed so avoid walking in it.)
– Walk around town and look for the tallest trees and the ones with the biggest diameters.