ginkgo trees turning yellow
ginkgo trees turning yellow

Asbestos removed from Quarters

The steam distribution system in the Quarters building at Blandy probably dates back to 1941.  As was often the case at the time, some of the steam pipes, primarily in the attic, were insulated with asbestos.  A survey of the building in the 1980s did not recommend removal, but recent damage to the asbestos insulation in the attic caused the University to recommend its removal now.  The removal project began on 11 January 2021 and was completed by the following week.  Marlin Phillips, the University of Virginia’s Asbestos and Lead Safety Program Manager, was at Blandy to oversee the project

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The Ginkgo Grove undergoes a magical transformation each fall as the leaves transition from green to gold. Here's what the Ginkgo Grove looks like on November 5th.

Events

Sunday, December 11th

  1. Winter Tree ID with Sustainability Matters
    • Start time: 01:00pm
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • SOLD OUT! Winter Tree ID Walk& Holiday Potluck with Sustainability MattersSunday, December 11, 20221:00 PM  4:00 PM

Thursday, December 15th

  1. Hot Chocolate Hike - Cool Conifers
    • Start time: 02:00pm
    • End time: 03:00pm
    • Enjoy a mug of hot chocolate (or tea!) and meander through Blandy’s conifer collection with a naturalist. Brush up on your conifer id skills and learn about these unique trees. Click here for more information and to register: https://blandy.virginia.edu/content/winter-programs-workshops-walks

Friday, December 16th

  1. Inclement Weather Date: Hot Chocolate Hike - Cool Conifers
    • Start time: 02:00pm
    • End time: 03:00pm
    • Inclement weather date for Dec. 15th program. Enjoy a mug of hot chocolate (or tea!) and meander through Blandy’s conifer collection with a naturalist. Brush up on your conifer id skills and learn about these unique trees. Click here for more information and to register- https://blandy.virginia.edu/content/winter-programs-workshops-walks

Saturday, December 17th

  1. Hot Chocolate Hike - Cool Conifers
    • Start time: 02:00pm
    • End time: 03:00pm
    • Enjoy a mug of hot chocolate (or tea!) and meander through Blandy’s conifer collection with a naturalist. Brush up on your conifer id skills and learn about these unique trees. Click here for more information and to register: https://blandy.virginia.edu/content/winter-programs-workshops-walks

Sunday, December 18th

  1. Inclement Weather Date: Hot Chocolate Hike - Cool Conifers
    • Start time: 02:00pm
    • End time: 03:00pm
    • Inclement weather date for Dec. 17th program. Enjoy a mug of hot chocolate (or tea!) and meander through Blandy’s conifer collection with a naturalist. Brush up on your conifer id skills and learn about these unique trees. Click here for more information and to register- https://blandy.virginia.edu/content/winter-programs-workshops-walks