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Attendees of the workshop visit the Aldo Leopold Foundation

Workshop attendees visit the Aldo Leopold Founation. Photo: Steve Swensen, Aldo Leopold Foundation

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Grassland Restoration Practitioners Gather at Arboretum for Annual Workshop

On August 20 and 21, the Arboretum hosted the Grassland Restoration Network (GRN) annual workshop. Begun in 2003 by The Nature Conservancy and other partners, the GRN is a loose…

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Field staff and student workers visiting Buena Vista Wildlife Area

Land Care Crew Visits Buena Vista Wildlife Area

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

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

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…