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A Year in a Pandemic Review: How We Stayed Open

Well, here it is almost March again. It's crazy to believe we're here when in so many ways we're still processing everything that happened last March. We still don't know when we'll get to take that final deep sigh of relief (without masks blocking our faces), but we can at least all be grateful that we survived this past year. With the "anniversary" of when the world shut down rapidly approaching, this could be a good time to reflect and be proud of the strength and resilience we have all di...

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Winter - A Great Time To Volunteer!

"No winter lasts forever. No spring skips its turn." Hal Borland

This time of year, the chilly, dark winter has many of us staying inside with our fuzzy blankets, hot cocoa and Netflix.  The spring seems like it will never arrive.  If you’re experiencing a bit of the winter blues (and binge-watching another series,) we have a solution that will benefit you - and the Arboretum....

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Will Climate Change Affect Maple Sugaring?

As I reflect on this past weekend's 60+ degree days, it's hard to imagine climate change not affecting maple sugaring since it is so dependent on weather. I am often asked why we tap our maple trees in the winter; wouldn't it be more enjoyable hiking out to check the buckets and tap the trees when it is 60 degrees? It most definitely would be; however, it is the alternating freezing and thawing cycle that occurs in late winter that controls the sap flow.

Studi...

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