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Bonsai, The Living Art

First of all, it's pronounced "bone-sigh," not banzai. Bonsai means "potted plant" in Japanese, an appropriately understated description of a great – and greatly misunderstood – art form. Banzai, on the other hand, is a Japanese war cry, derived from the phrase "may you live ten thousand years." It seems a little counterintuitive to wish your enemy ten millenia of life, but in fact, this wish was intended for their emperor. The English equivalent might be "God save the king". What ever ba...

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Git Along Little Dogies!

Fellow citizens, New Jersey needs you!

Many of you have heard of the EAB Gang (Emerald Ash Borer) and the ALB Bunch (Asian Longhorned Beetle), but a new threat has ridden into town: the Spotted Lanternfly Gang.

 


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Tap that Tree!

Having grown up in New England, I still always associate the month of February with maple sugaring. While the maple sugar season starts later up in New England, the beginning of February marks the start of the season here at the Arboretum. This past Saturday 10 families joined me in learning how we go about identifying and tapping our maple trees. We went over how to identify maple trees (look for the opposite branching), how to tell if the tree is old enough (it must be at least 30 inches i...

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