Pesky Harrisburg Squirrels Have Four Fewer Trees

Pesky Harrisburg Squirrels Have Four Fewer Trees

SOLVING HIS SQUIRREL PROBLEM – Four oak tree seedlings, grown from acorns that fell from trees surrounding the Pennsylvania governor’s mansion in Harrisburg, were presented Sunday (Aug. 17, 2014) as gifts by state Gov. Tom Corbett, right, to Kurt Zwikl, executive director of the Schuylkill River National and State Heritage Area on College Drive in Pottstown. Corbett paddled across the river in a kayak to the borough from North Coventry Township’s boat landing as one of several weekend events intended to promote tourism and outdoor recreation in the Commonwealth. Corbett joked that getting rid of the acorns, by having state workers cultivate the trees, was the only way he could eliminate a squirrel problem at the mansion. During his Pottstown visit, Corbett also met with local business and tourism leaders, and walked through the heritage area’s River of Revolutions interpretive center.

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