Grab your friends and co-workers and take in the scenic views of Meadow Lake as we gather in the Ginkgo Restaurant on Wednesdays, February 20 through March 27, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. for The Morton Arboretum’s Wednesdays, Woods & Wine.
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- The Morton Arboretum has received accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the highest national recognition for a museum. Accreditation signifies excellence to the public as well as the Arboretum’s funding audience, professional community and government and other agencies.
- Dig deeper for knowledge about the urban forest at a “Lunch & Learn” session February 7.
- The Community Trees Program supports towns, parks, school districts, community groups, and individuals in caring for the urban forest.
- Late winter is an excellent time to prune shrubs and trees, while they are safely dormant.
- Kunso Kim, head of collections and curator, suggests you consider these different approaches.Selective pruning: To shape the shrub or control its size somewhat, go branch by branch, choosing the branches you want to keep and removing those that are too long, superfluous or causing a tangle. Using sharp, clean pruners, prune just above the place where one stem branches off from another; don’t cut in the middle of a branch between joints, which will cause bristly, unsightly growth.