Wisconsin Native Plant Garden in bloom

Wisconsin Native Plant Garden in bloom

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Reimagining Volunteer Engagement During COVID-19 Arboretum News

A typical spring at the Arboretum brings many volunteer activities. This year, most volunteers have been on furlough since mid-March due to coronavirus. During this time, employees and volunteers are planning safe ways to resume appropriate volunteer activities and envisioning new ways to engage volunteers in conservation work.

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Marian Farrior Receives Invader Crusader Award Arboretum News

The Wisconsin Invasive Species Council has recognized Marian Farrior as a 2020 Invader Crusader. The awards are presented to individuals and groups for outstanding efforts in addressing issues of…

Pale purple coneflower blooming on a slope

Gardening with Native Plants: Summer Sunflowers Arboretum News

July is our warmest month of the year, with still-long days and usually ample rain. Summer blooming plants reach full height and come into flower, and fall blooming plants continue…

Wisconsin Native Plant Garden in bloom

Volunteer Reading Group: Community and Connection Arboretum News

What happens when eager, knowledgeable volunteers from different organizations are cooped up all winter and can’t work in the dirt? Book lovers coordinate a garden reading group series! Staff from…