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Master Gardener Tree & Shrub Sale Highly Successful Thanks to Williams Donation

Posted: June 4, 2012

Through the generosity of Williams, the Penn State Master Gardeners in Susquehanna County held a highly successful Tree & Shrub Sale on April 27 and 28th.
Master Gardener Jim Kessler, Williams Senior Communications Specialist Helen Humphreys, Master Gardeners Roy Goebel & Kimberly Grace and Master Gardener Apprentice Verna Everett.

Master Gardener Jim Kessler, Williams Senior Communications Specialist Helen Humphreys, Master Gardeners Roy Goebel & Kimberly Grace and Master Gardener Apprentice Verna Everett.

Williams, which operates the largest natural gas gathering system in Susquehanna County is one of the nation’s largest natural gas infrastructure companies.” stated Helen Humphreys, Williams, Senior Communications Specialist.

“After construction of the Springville Line was complete, we found that Williams had a number of healthy trees from a local nursery left over.  We felt the best thing to do was to give the trees to community groups that encourage planting of trees not only to enhance property, but also to create a habitat for wildlife. The Penn State Extension Master Gardener program was a perfect fit!” Humphreys continued.

 Over 40 people ordered 22 different varieties of large, healthy trees and shrubs ranging from Northern Oak, Redbud, Cleveland Pear to Burning Bush, Hydrangea and Boxwood. On a cold blustery day Master Gardener volunteers and the Susquehanna County Maintenance crew helped unload and load over 200 trees from Bennie’s Nursery in Tunkhannock.

 Penn State Master Gardeners would like to give a heartfelt thank you to Williams and Helen Humpheys for giving us this amazing opportunity.With the generous proceeds from the sale Penn State Master Gardeners in Susquehanna County will be able to host even more educational gardening programs for our community!
 There are 26 active Master Gardeners serving in Susquehanna County through Penn State Extension in Montrose. Master Gardeners are in the Extension office on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10-12 noon. Call with all your gardening questions at 278-1158 or email them at: mggardeners@yahoo.com

By Kimberly Grace, Master Gardener