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Field staff and student workers visiting Buena Vista Wildlife Area

Land Care Crew Visits Buena Vista Wildlife Area Arboretum News

Every summer, the Arboretum field crew visits another property and meets with their land managers to learn about the site’s history, management, challenges, and more. This August the crew traveled…

Late blooming prairie grasses and wildflowers.

Gardening with Native Plants: Falling Leaves, Seeds, and Temperatures Arboretum News

October’s shorter days usually bring some warm sun along with cool autumn rains and light frost. The latest flowering herbaceous plants—showy goldenrod (Solidago speciosa), New England aster (Symphyotrichum novae-anglia), frost…

Giant western arborvitae (Thuja plicata) in the Viburnum Garden

Horticultural Garden Notes: Fall 2019 Arboretum News

Winter damage: The severe cold during winter 2018–19 (-29° F on January 31), coupled with extreme temperature fluctuations, resulted in significant damage throughout the Gardens. More than 50 specimens were…