Adopt a Tyler Tree

Tulip-Tree-WEBWalk around Tyler on a sunny day and your eyes will instinctually turn skyward toward our towering trees. Children light-heartedly laugh and run among them. The whole family renews their sense of play and joy through their blooms and shade. You can protect Tyler’s majestic trees by adopting your favorite collection today!

Trees offer pleasant shade and protection, but also a vital resource to solve pressing environmental issues. Adopt a Tyler Tree collection today to preserve them for generations to come.

To adopt any Tyler tree collection, click the big green button.


Adopt the Totally Terrific Treehouses                                                         Gift: $1,000

Tyler’s Totally Terrific Treehouses celebrate trees and their vital role in our lives. We have been fascinated by trees since the beginning of time. They provide us with food, shelter, beauty, and inspiration. These one-of-a-kind exhibits, designed and built by local architects and artisans, inspire wonder and appreciation for our arboreal heritage. Enjoy discovering treehouses that are elegantly simple and fantastically elaborate.  Experience trees through Tyler’s Totally Terrific Treehouses; you will never look at trees the same way again!

Adopt the Native Woodland Walk                                                                 Gift: $500

With land development continuing at alarming rates, woodland remnants are increasingly valuable for their beauty, comforting sense of enclosure, and important role in our area’s ecological health. Tyler’s Native Woodland Walk includes distinct woodland plants: majestic canopy trees; graceful under-story trees; sheltering thickets of shrubs; and many different ferns, wildflowers and mosses making up the ground layer. The seasons bring amazing changes to our woodland garden: exuberant spring wildflowers; soothing, green tapestries in summer; brilliant fall color; and stark, architectural beauty in winter.

We consider plants native if they were growing in the Mid-Atlantic region before the Europeans arrived. They have evolved over time to thrive here as part of a wider interdependent community of birds, insects, and animals.

Adopt the Lilac Collection                                                                                 Gift: $250

Our original lilac collection was planted in the early 1950s with 84 plants, representing 63 lilac varieties. Today we add to the collection while maintaining Dr. Wister’s original plan for exhibiting only the best examples of lilacs for this region. Lilacs in pinks, blues, purples, and whites line the walk displaying their brilliant colors.  Visit every spring to best experience their beautiful colors and intoxicating smell.

Adopt the Magnolia Collection                                                                              Gift: $100

We began planting the magnolia collection in 1951, with the help of the Hill and Hollow Garden Club. Prized for their broad range of flower types, colors, and fragrances, the magnolia collection includes important Asiatic, native, and hybrid varieties, including the late-blooming “Little Girl Hybrid” series developed by the National Arboretum.

Adopt the Rhododendron Garden                                                                        Gift: $75

Tyler’s horticultural jewel is the Wister Rhododendron Garden. Growing pleasantly beneath the shade of second-growth tulip trees, oaks, ashes and maples, this collection is the culminating achievement of one of our country’s great rhododendron breeders, Dr. John Casper Wister.

Adopt the Ornamental Cherry Collection                                                         Gift: $50

The ornamental cherry collection began with 45 plants in 1951. These plants represent 23 species and varieties, most donated by the Scott Foundation of Swarthmore College. These splendid Yoshino cherry trees along Painter Road offer dramatic displays each spring.

Remember, to adopt any Tyler tree, click the big green button.



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