Members of the Bucks Beautiful board, in partnership with Cole Nurseries in Lahaska, donated a majestic weeping green beech tree in memory of beloved co-founder Bob Byers Sr., who passed away in December.
The 20-foot-tall tree, with a 7-inch caliper and 84-inch hand-dug root ball, weighed in at 7,000 pounds. This living tribute was planted on Monday on the grounds of the Mercer Museum, located at 84 S. Pine St., Doylestown.
The location for this RePlant Bucks donation was selected for its historical and cultural importance to Bucks County. A century-old tree once stood as the centerpiece of the sprawling lawns of the Mercer, but was destroyed by storm damage and removed years ago. The newly-planted beech tree symbolizes preservation and progress, a fitting tribute to Byers and the museum.
A formal dedication ceremony will take place later this spring.
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