Annual Fund

Donate now to help repair ice, snow, and
wind damage at Tyler Arboretum this winter.

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Winter has arrived! It’s one of the most beautiful seasons here at Tyler Arboretum… but it’s also one of the most destructive.

As climate change leads to rising temperatures, winter weather is getting more severe. Warmer air holds more moisture, resulting in more snow, more ice, and more damage. I can only imagine what the months ahead have in store for us.

Will you help Tyler Arboretum recover from severe weather this winter? Your Annual Fund gift will help repair ice, snow, and wind damage as it happens, so it’s safe to enjoy the Arboretum now and in the spring! Donate online now.

Supporters like you are the beating heart of the Arboretum. Without your kind-hearted generosity, it would be impossible to maintain our 650 acres of natural beauty and history… or to keep them accessible all year round for you and your loved ones to enjoy.

Your gift will go to use right away as we prepare for the winter weather to come. With your help, we’ll be ready to assess and repair the damage as it happens so our paths, trails, and trees are safe and inviting all winter. Donate now.

Time outdoors is so important, especially in the winter when sunlight is scarce. Even a short visit to the Arboretum can help boost your mood and immune system this season.

That’s why it’s essential for us to have supplies on hand to keep the Arboretum visitor-ready. But as our local weather gets more severe, the cost and quantity of our winter storm necessities increases too.

Of course, we need deicing materials, sturdy equipment, fuel for the plows and chippers, and LOTS of staff time. These are essential for clearing snow and debris after winter storms of all sizes. But what really concerns me is the potential for serious damage when a particularly bad storm hits.

Could strong winds destroy our historic Painter trees? Could heavy snow collapse the roof of the barn? Could a frozen pipe burst and flood the Visitor Center? Yes, yes, and yes. But when times get tough, folks like you (who really care about the Arboretum) rally around to help us through.

Will you donate now to help the Arboretum recover from severe weather this winter? Your generosity helps keep Tyler Arboretum open year round, no matter the weather!

My daughters playing in the first snowfall of the season at Tyler Arboretum. With your help, families can enjoy winter traditions at Tyler for generations to come.

Ever since I first joined the Arboretum staff in 2012, I have been deeply moved by the love and loyalty of Tyler’s community. It really is amazing to see how people who care about Tyler will band together to protect it.

I have listened to the stories of so many people who love this special place. I know their favorite spots and their most treasured memories. Tyler Arboretum is more than green space. It’s a sanctuary for the soul. That’s why it’s my honor, in my role as Interim Executive Director, to ask for your support.

Ten years ago, when my first child was just a toddler, my husband and I bundled her up and drove over to Tyler Arboretum so she could romp in the first snowfall of the season. We had the most wonderful time making fresh tracks in the snow and observing the winter wildlife.

Eventually, we welcomed a second child to our family. And we continued to visit the Arboretum after the first snowfall of every winter. It is still one of our most treasured family traditions! I look forward to it every year.

Spending time in nature always helps me put things in perspective. Mother Nature is a wonderful antidote to the stress we sometimes feel this time of year. That’s why it’s so important that Tyler Arboretum is open all year round. It’s the perfect place to get outside and spend quality time with family and friends. With your help, families can enjoy winter traditions at Tyler for generations to come. Donate online now.

Have you visited the Arboretum in winter? It’s stunning! The bare tree branches stand out beautifully against the bright blue sky. Animal tracks crisscross in the fallen snow. Bright red winter berries catch your eye among the white landscapes. The lovely smell of witchhazel wafts in the air. And you can feel the peace and quiet in your soul.

But the beauty of our landscapes is not accessible if the parking lot isn’t plowed, the paths are covered in ice, and there’s storm debris on the ground! With your support, we will be ready for clean-up when severe weather hits.

As the climate changes, we must prepare for more extreme and more frequent storms year round. Will you help us get ready?

It’s hard to forget the winter that a severe storm took down a light pole in our parking lot. Or when a huge tree toppled over onto the deer fence. Or when we chipped hundreds of fallen branches. Staff and volunteers worked tirelessly for weeks to repair the damage.

We’ve experienced our fair share of severe weather in the past. And we know for certain that it will come again. As the climate changes, we must prepare for more extreme and more frequent storms year round. Will you help us get ready?

As you read this, please pause to make a donation online now. Thank you so much for taking action.

One of the most difficult things about winter weather is that it’s unpredictable. We don’t know how much snow will fall this year or how forceful the wind will be. But we need to be prepared. Not just for winter, but for the increasingly severe weather we experience in all seasons.

With your help, we can ensure Tyler remains a place of peace and beauty despite the impact of climate change. When you donate to Tyler Arboretum, you are doing your part to ensure it will be here for future generations to enjoy. Will you do your part today?

The world today is focused on technology and screens. Our children and grandchildren need a place to connect with nature, hike in the woods, and play in the snow. They need a place to roam, explore, and dream. Tyler Arboretum is that place.

After a few weeks of winter, I’m sure many of us will start to daydream about the coming of spring. The blooming snowdrop flowers will be the first sign of change. And in time, the Arboretum will be buzzing with new life.

Believe it or not, winter weather recovery continues even after the seasons change! Many times we must wait for spring to prune broken branches and haul out large fallen trees. Your Annual Fund gift will help ensure we can keep the clean-up going until the job is done – no matter how long it takes!

Thank you for caring about Tyler Arboretum. Your generosity is inspiring. I hope you have a safe, healthy, and beautiful new year!

For the love of winter,

Kathryn Ombam
Interim Executive Director

P.S.  Will you help Tyler Arboretum recover from severe weather this winter? Your Annual Fund gift will help repair ice, snow, and wind damage as it happens, so it’s safe to enjoy the Arboretum now and in the spring!

Thank you for caring!

Tyler Arboretum is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Your gift is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. The official registration and financial information of Tyler Arboretum may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement. Tax ID: 23-1417540