Historic Tree Pruning at Valley Forge National Historical Park
Historic Tree Pruning at Valley Forge National Historical Park

Maintenance is a critical aspect of cultural landscape preservation.  Decisions made on long-term maintenance planning and the implementation of day-to-day operations significantly affect the condition of individual historic features and the overall character of historic properties. Maintenance staff with the responsibilities of caring for cultural landscapes is faced with complex challenges of integrating preservation practice with traditional horticultural technique while balancing the retention of historic integrity with the demands of contemporary site use.

 

 Training Videos

Historic Orchard Assessment

Resource Sensitive Landscape Preservation Maintenance Techniques

Replacing Trees in Cultural Landcapes

Articles and Reading Materials

Preparing a Landscape Preservation Maintenance Plan

Caring for Mature Trees in Historic Landscapes

Replacing Trees in Cultural Landscapes