Arboretum News

Arb Links, Vol. 18

A bi-weekly digest of news featuring the Arboretum.

COVID-19 Update: The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum reopened in a limited capacity on Friday, May 1. As a key part of the University of Minnesota‚Äôs research and outreach missions, we have been working with University leadership on a phased approach to ensure visitor and employee safety as we welcome you back. Find updates and information here.

Some flowering trees are starting to bloom, like this Ussurian Pear Pyrus ussuriensis on April 29. Photo by Alan Branhagen.

Read about the Arboretum in the news:

-The Arboretum is reopening in a limited capacity on Friday, May 1. Coverage in Star Tribune, KARE-11, KSTP, WCCO-TV, Fox 9, Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine (April 30)

Soar over the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. (WCCO-TV, April 30)

Volunteers flock to preserve rare furniture at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. (Star Tribune, April 27)

Highlighting Museums on #GivingTuesdayNow (American Alliance of Museums, April 29)

CFANS Spotlight: Flavorful grapes aren’t just for wine. You can eat them, too. Presentation by Matt Clark, an assistant professor of grape breeding and enology in the Department of Horticultural Science, who works at the Arboretum’s Horticultural Research Center. (YouTube, April 30)

-Arboretum director of operations discussed the joys and benefits of bringing back the bees with pollinator gardens. (Southwest News Media, April 17)

-The Arboretum had a record-breaking maple syrup season, producing 157 gallons of syrup this year. (Star Tribune, April 18)

-Arboretum Director Peter Moe, Landscape Gardener Jeffrey Johnson and Bee and Pollinator Center Education Program Coordinator Ping Honzay have answered questions on recent episodes of Prairie Yard & Garden on Pioneer PBS. (Prairie Yard & Garden, April 18, April 27 and April 30)

-This article discusses why the wines of the future will be made from hybrid grapes and mentions several hybrid varieties that were developed at the Arboretum’s Horticultural Research Center. (VinePair, April 28)

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