What Trees to Plant after EAB Strikes...

Saturday, April 18, 2015 by

April 18, 2015 10:00am – 11:30am This presentation is made possible by the Pauline J. & John R. Cook Horticulture Series Dave Wanninger is the Horticulturist in Charge at Boerner Botanical Gardens in Hales Corners, Wisconsin. Previously, Dave worked...

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SWCD Tree Sale

Monday, January 12, 2015 by

Deadline Friday, March 21 Each year the district sells bare root trees, evergreen, shrub seedlings, and transplants in an effort to increase efforts to provide energy conservation and/or habitat cover for wildlife in the rural setting.  These starter seedlings...

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Photo Contest

Saturday, December 27, 2014 by

Winter 2015 Amateur Photography Contest Photography contest runs December 1, 2014 – February 28, 2015 Winners announced in March 2015 Rules The Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden (KABG) Winter 2014 Amateur Photography Contest (“the contest”) is open to all...

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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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Why Leaves Change Color...

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 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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