Arboretum News

Arb Links, Vol. 26

Read about the Arboretum in the news.

COVID-19 Update: The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is open by reservation only. Find updates and information here.

Arboretum Director Pete Moe speaks August 4 at the ground breaking of a new bike trail that will connect the Arboretum to regional bike trails. “The Arboretum Education Department offers many programs relating to the health benefits of being in nature and green recreation,” Moe says. “I am very happy that the University of Minnesota approved building the trail inside the beautiful Arboretum grounds instead of along the shoulder of State Highway 5.” The trail is scheduled to be completed in July of 2021. Photo by Susie Eaton Hopper.

Read about the Arboretum in the news:

Carver County breaks ground on new Hwy 5 regional trail. (Southwest News Media, August 10)

Virtual Behind the Scenes Tour of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. (University of Minnesota – Duluth Alumni Association, August 6)

Learn how to garden like a pro at brand new Arboretum exhibit. (Fox-9, August 4)

Still in Bloom: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is back to business. (Southwest News Media, August 13)

Examples of apple creations are deeply rooted in Minnesota. (Star Tribune, August 13)

The U’s Landscape Arboretum. (UMNRECWELL blog, August 12)

Rave apple targets verification – Growers seek to make the University of Minnesota apple release the first verified fruit on Instagram. (America Fruit, August 17)

Garden for Pollinators at Farm at the Arb on August 11. Photo by Liz Potasek.

Catch up on the Arboretum’s blog:

10 Spots for the Perfect Picnic (August 19)

Good-bye to a Good Tree (August 18)

Invasive Discovery: Japanese Stiltgrass (August 14)

Art Exhibit: Trees as Sanctuary (August 12)

-Kids Activities: Egg Carton Nature Hunt (August 20) and Shape Matching with Leaves (August 13)

-Nature Notes from Minnesota Master Naturalists: Perfection (August 17) and and A Visit on the Down-Low (August 10)

It’s time to start thinking tulips! This was the Arb’s annual tulip display on May 7, 2020. We’ll start planting next year’s tulips in October. Photo by Susie Eaton Hopper.

Stories of interest from our University of Minnesota partners:

Fall care for tender and hardy bulbs. (Yard & Garden News, August 20)

Trailing nasturtiums. (Yard & Garden News, August 20)

How to control buckthorn. (Yard & Garden News, August 13)

Another invasive insect confirmed in Minnesota. (Yard & Garden News, August 10)

Research Brief: Bee Neighborly – Sharing bees helps more farmers. (University of Minnesota News & Events, August 18)

Diorama Spotlight: Spring at the Cascade River. (Bell Museum Blog, August 18)

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