Evening Walks with Alan: Oak and Nut Tree Collection (960-09-13-18)
Thursday, September 13,
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. UPDATED TIME! 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Alan Branhagen, Arboretum Director of Operations and published horticulture author
The days are growing shorter, the nights are cooling- we’ve reached the end of the summer. For us, that means bringing the house plants back inside, winterizing the garden… for oaks and other nut trees, it means dropping thousands of seeds to grow next spring! Join Alan and other nature enthusiasts as he shares more about the distinctive botany behind these trees- what evolutionary tactic lies behind such large seeds? Enjoy an evening walk through a lesser known collection, soak in the beautiful architecture of the oaks and nut trees, and learn more about the best species and cultivars to grow yourself. Alan’s unique and engaging style will give you a new appreciation for trees, and inspiration for your landscape and future Arboretum visits. NOTE: As Minnesotans know, Mother Nature can be unpredictable…that is the joy and spontaneity of nature, and of these explorations. Be prepared for the weather and a possible change of subject matter based on what Mother Nature has in store for participants during this session. Park and meet in the Old Azalea Parking Lot (specific directions will be emailed before the class).
Limit 20, Meet at Old Azalea Parking Lot
$10 member/$25 non-member, includes Arboretum admission