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Trash to Treasure

Perkins Landscaping

A Place of Health and Healing

In our opening news post, we referred to our property as a diamond in the rough. You may have wondered, what was “the rough”? Well, it was the entire exterior; and when we say rough, we mean both figuratively and literally. The woods of our property had downed dead trees and debris as far as the eye could see, making the vast majority of the land unnavigable.

Those brave enough to take the voyage were met with a stream at the backend of the property, which was not the treasure that one would hope to be greeted with after a perilous journey. The stream was clogged with fallen trees, resulting in the unnatural redirection of water directly into the bank and simultaneous collection of a large amount of trash and debris. Thankfully, our hospital was founded on a strong vision, and this vision was not confined to within the walls of our building.

Knowing the extent of the project, we immediately reached out to a team that has decades of experience in exterior beauty restoration. In enters Perkins Landscaping, with three generations of know-how. After surveying the project, they came armed with the equipment, expertise, and attention to detail needed to tackle an undertaking of this magnitude. Together, in the frigid cold of winter, we jumped into the icicle-lined steam to begin our work.

The dead, fallen trees were removed from the stream and salvageable wood was chopped and donated to our local community members to use as firewood to keep warm. While unclogging the stream, we also uncovered, removed, and properly disposed of hundreds of gallons of trash that had littered the beautiful habitat of many creatures. The majority of the debris was wedged within the trees, creating a makeshift dam that impeded the water’s natural movement. Some of the more interesting finds included a sled, a traffic cone, a trash can, a mailbox, and multiple car hubcaps and tires.

While this project was a massive undertaking, the beauty that was uncovered was well worth it. After the project was completed, we saw local wildlife (including frogs and small golden fish) quickly return to our stream – it is safe to say they are ecstatic about their new home!

We are so happy to now have the nature of our exterior now align with our hospital’s vision of being a place of health and healing. On behalf of us, our future team members and clients, and our local wildlife, Central Bucks Veterinary Hospital extends it sincerest gratitude to Jack Sr., John, and Bev Perkins for all of the hard work they have performed to help us restore the natural beauty of our property.

Central Bucks Veterinary Hospital Creek Before Cleanup
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Central Bucks Veterinary Hospital Creek After Cleanup
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Central Bucks Veterinary Hospital Creek After Cleanup
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Central Bucks Veterinary Hospital Creek Before Cleanup
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Central Bucks Veterinary Hospital Creek After Cleanup
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Central Bucks Veterinary Hospital Creek Before Cleanup
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Creek after
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