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Wednesday, March 27
As you explore the Arboretum, have you ever paused in front of a tribute marker and wondered at the story behind that tree, bench, brick, or book?
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Wednesday, March 27
How one tree lover changed the world through planting trees.
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Wednesday, March 27
Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Arboretum’s spring landscape with these wonderful walks.
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Thursday, February 28
It takes a special kind of dedication to become a Woodland Steward.
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Thursday, February 28
The show-stopping bloom on new hydrangea shrubs in the Members’ Exclusive Plant Sale Catalog can’t be shut down even by harsh Chicago winters.
Wednesday, February 27
A library has been an important feature of the Arboretum since its beginning.
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Wednesday, January 30
The Community Trees Program supports towns, parks, school districts, community groups, and individuals in caring for the urban forest.
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Wednesday, January 30
Late winter is an excellent time to prune shrubs and trees, while they are safely dormant.
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Wednesday, January 30
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.
Wednesday, January 30
Force branches of flowering shrubs indoors for an early shot of spring bloom.
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