Goatscaping – Biological Control for Invasive Plants

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
October 4, 2016

Goatscaping – Biological Control for Invasive Plants

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For the past month, a team of four goats have been munching their way through weeds, overgrowth, and brush in the Arboretum landscape. This new pilot program offers a novel approach to controlling noxious and invasive plants that prove difficult to contain by other means. The goats are contained in a small, electrified enclosure, which is moved […]

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The high costs of imported pests

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
May 12, 2016

Focus on Phenology: Leafing Out

by Danny Schissler, Project Coordinator
May 6, 2016

Focus on Phenology: Leafing Out

Forsythias, magnolias, and cherries are blooming in every corner of the Arboretum. Tall white tufts of serviceberry (Amelanchier spp.) reach out from conifer stands, and redbud branches burst with pink blossoms. Dogwoods, azaleas, and lilacs prepare for their annual show. With the world awash in floral hues, it’s easy to forget the most important of spring’s colors: green. […]

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