Arboretum News

Land care staff posing with bags of native seed.

Land care staff with seed purchased through a generous donation.

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Land Care Report: A Record Year in Seed Collection and Donations

When the snow begins to fall, it brings a change in work for the Arboretum land care crew. Chainsaws and forestry mowers rumble to life and critical steps toward prairie…

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A wild geranium with buds and a purple bloom.

Gardening with Native Plants: Halfway to Spring

February is usually snowy and cold but always the shortest wintry month. Thawing and increasing daylength hint at the end of winter and the beginning of mud season. Garden tasks…

Spring Volunteer Trainings

The Arboretum is delighted to once again offer spring trainings for volunteers in essential roles that care for the land and engage with the public.

Volunteer Steward Training…

A young maple-leaf oak planted in Longenecker Horticultural Gardens.

Fall Planting of Rare Trees in Longenecker Horticultural Gardens

While most people think of spring as ideal for planting trees and shrubs, fall is also a great time to plant woody plant species. In southern Wisconsin, mid-August through mid-October…