Hot Diggity Dog Festival...

Sunday, October 16, 2016 by

Sunday, October 16, 2016 10:00am – 3:00pm If you thought last year’s ‘Hiking for Hounds’ was a fun, you won’t want to miss this year’s dog-centric event!  We have added a lot of new features to the regular line-up...

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Autumn @ the Arboretum...

Sunday, October 2, 2016 by

Sunday, October 2, 2016 9:00am – 4:00pm Join us for our annual fall festival! Experience the beauty of fall as we use our entire 155 acre property for family-friendly fun. October is one of the best times to witness...

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Why Leaves Change Color...

Saturday, October 10, 2015 by

Every autumn we revel in the beauty of the fall colors. The mixture of red, purple, orange and yellow is the result of chemical processes that take place in the tree as the seasons change from summer to winter....

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Horticulture for the Holidays...

Saturday, November 15, 2014 by

Saturday, November 15, 2014 9:00am – 12.00pm University of Illinois Extension’s annual Horticulture for the Holidays event is scheduled for November 15th from 9 a.m. to noon (check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.) at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden. Participants...

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Nature and Fallen Leaves...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 by

Not only do leaves make trees look beautiful, their importance in sustaining life on this planet cannot be understated. Their bright green appearance in the spring is an indication of the beginning of a new life cycle. In the...

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Indicators of Trunk Decay...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 by

A good indicator of decay is the presence of fungal fruiting structures on the trunk, limbs, or roots. Fungal fruiting structures come in a variety of shapes such as bracket, hoof, shelf (collectively called conks) and mushrooms (toadstools). Textures...

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