New twist added to Conifer Trail at Blandy Farm

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Posted: October 24, 2013

The Winchester Star

Carrie Whitacre, assistant curator for the State Arboretum of Virginia at Blandy Experimental Farm, and T’ai Roulston, curator, walk along the Conifer Trail on the grounds of the arboretum. The property has about 1,000 conifers. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
RIGHT: This is a cone from a Cedar of Lebanon, one of the 100 varieties of conifers at the arboretum. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
ABOVE: T’ai Roulston, curator at the State Arboretum of Virginia, shows the five-needle bundle of the Himalayan white pine along the Conifer Trail at Blandy Farm.

BOYCE — You can see its branches etched in fossils from the dinosaur age.

Or you can see the living, breathing tree in the State Arboretum of Virginia at Blandy Experimental Farm near Boyce.

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