The Arboretum Grounds, including the Visitors Center and all trails, will close at 12 noon on Saturday, October 24 for our Oktoberfest. Please join us!

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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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A Look Back

A Look Back!

Let's Get Growing and Kids Can Cook! Program highlights.

A special look back at the Let's Get Growing! and Kids Can Cook! programs at Reeves-Reed Arboretum.

As all the children's programs wrap up for the season at the Stackhouse Education Center, the gardening and cooking programs have also ended. The sounds of children's laughter, and squeals of sheer...

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Giving Tuesday vs. Giving Every Day

Giving Tuesday vs. Giving Everyday


Giving Tuesday is a movement to create an international day of giving at the beginning of the holiday season. I assume the thought behind this is that everyone is suddenly feeling the effects of the turkey tryptophan, and great waves of good will and generosity will flow. Not a bad idea, in theory. But in truth, awareness of others and the planet should go...

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