Arboretum News

Five people standing in a row in front of birch and evergreen trees on an autumn day.

Left to right: Petrina Giese, Anne Pearce, Jady Carmichael, Annie Isenbarger, and Josh Goldman

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Winter Introductions: New Staff and New Roles

Over the past several months, the Arboretum has welcomed three new staff members and had two staff members transition into new roles.

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Purple giant hyssop seedheads

Gardening with Native Plants: Gardener’s Bookshelf

Holding the winter solstice, December is a dark and quiet month. It is the first month of meteorological winter, when average daily high temperatures fall below freezing in southern…

Cross-country skiers on Curtis Prairie service lane

Winter Trails: Hike, Ski, and Snowshoe, 2023–24

The Arboretum is prepared for snow! For visitors, that means a season of winter hiking, skiing, and snowshoeing. The trail system includes footpaths, boardwalks, and fire lanes. We recommend sturdy,…

Karen Oberhauser passes the microphone for audience questions during her Winter Enrichment lecture

Director’s Note: A Season of Change

October and early November always feel to me like a grand finale after the lushness of summer. It’s bittersweet to bid goodbye to the insects, birds, and plants that have…