The “Up” part of the Upland Forest must come from the fact that it is on a mound that was bulldozed into position when developers created the park. The “forest” consists of a slope planted with trees and vegetation native to the region.
The sign may be a little ambitious in its name, not to say pretentious, but the idea is a good one. Native plants pretty much take care of themselves, without requiring fertilizers, pesticides and watering. By showing city slickers how attractive these species are, more may want them in their own yards.
The view today from the Upland Forest, overlooking the artificial but pleasantly reeded Swan Pond.