We were called in by the county to remove a potentially dangerous tree that had grown and was leaning over the historic spring house at Rose Tree County Park in Delaware County. Our teams were able to safely remove the tree with minimal damage to the grass and surrounding vegetation. Now that the area is secure the county plans to renovate the 100+ year old spring house in hopes that it will last another decade.
While this might just seem like another day out for a tree service company, Rose Tree County Park’s rich history makes this all the more important.
The park was originally part of a land grant given to William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania, in 1682. The land grant was given to Penn by King Charles II of England in exchange for a debt owed to Penn’s father.
The park’s name comes from the rose tree that was planted on the grounds by early Quaker settlers in the area. The tree was a gift from England and was said to have been planted by Penn himself. The original rose tree died in the 1930s, but a cutting was taken and a new tree was planted in its place.
In the late 19th century, the land that is now Rose Tree County Park was used as a country estate by Philadelphia businessman Alfred I. du Pont. Du Pont built a large mansion on the property, which he used as a summer home. The mansion was later demolished, but some of the estate’s original structures, including a stone gatehouse, and the spring house that we were hired to remove the tree from remain in the park today.
The park was officially established in 1973, after the county purchased the land from the estate of John J. Tyler, Jr. Today, Rose Tree County Park is a popular destination for outdoor recreation, with amenities including hiking trails, picnic areas, and sports fields. The park also hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including concerts, festivals, and historical reenactments.
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