Arboretum News

Arb Links, vol. 41

Catch up on Arboretum news.

COVID-19 Update: All members and visitors need to make a reservation in advance of their visit to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Find updates and information here.

Jacob’s Ladder (aka the “phantom plant.”). Photo courtesy of the Plant Conservation Program at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

Read about the Arboretum in the news:

The Phantom Plant. (Minnesota Conservation Volunteer, March/April 2021)

University of Minnesota: Triumph a success story in apple breeding. (Pioneer Press, March 8)

Learn Tricks of the Trade in Cold Climate Grape Growing. (Growing Produce, March 16)

Minnesota Master Naturalist Holly Einess spotted pussy willow catkins at the Arboretum last week. Photo by Holly Einess.

Catch up on the Arboretum’s blog and other media:

Maple Syrup Beyond the Pancakes. (March 17)

Native Plants in Your Garden. (March 10)

-Kids Activities: Starting Seeds & Celebrating Spring (March 18) and Lime Leprechaun Foam (March 11)

-Nature Notes from Minnesota Master Naturalists: A Foretaste of More to Come (March 15) and Pathways (March 8)

Add some whimsy to your seed starting this year with an expressive egg shell planter. Photo by Reba Luiken.

Stories of interest from our University partners:

Spring is here! Let’s start seeds! (Yard & Garden News, March 11)

U of M scientists discover attacking fungi that show promise against emerald ash borer. (University News, March 10)

Atmospheric drying will lead to lower crop yields, shorter trees across the globe. (University News, March 8)

What does winter injury look like on your lawn? (Yard & Garden News, March 10)

Houseplant patrol: Keep on scouting, keep ’em clean. (Yard & Garden News, March 9)

Frog species’ lungs act like noise-cancelling headphones when zeroing in on a mate. (University News, March 4)

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