Two years ago, with the support of the Amherst Conservation Commission two ‘Princeton’ elms were planted on the common, and this year, two ‘Valley Forge’ elms were planted, one in Meadow View Cemetery, and one at Buck Meadow. The ACC will study the growth of these disease resistant Elms, and if successful, may plant additional Elms to replace those lost over time to disease.
Joe English has a major new bridge! The new truss bridge replaces the king post bridge on Ledge Trail near the beaver pond. Thanks to volunteer Jeff Mazur for designing and building the bridge, and a bevy of volunteers from the mountain biking community that hoisted it into place and completed the installation.