The Brenton Arboretum

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DeeDee Miller Photography + Co put on their first Style Shoot. Proud of the ladies who help set this up and their communication, hardwork and dedication. I want to thank Laura from Brenton Arboretum who came to me to help promote their venue. Absolutely breathtaking arboretum. A must for those who are wanting an outdoor wedding with amazing scenery. This venue also offers not only weddings, but small cocktail parties, business meetings and other functions as well. Great day we had! Thank you again to all listed below to make this such a successful day!

Venue: The Brenton Arboretum
Flowers: Vonda's Flowers & Gifts
Dresses: Stacey's Bridal
Event Planner: Jessie Miller
Makeup Artist: kelly Olson
Videographer: Kelly Olson
Models: Vanessa Huisenga, Kade Olson and Rachel Southgate
This has been one of my busiest Novembers and that makes my heart SO happy ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ’›

I have met some of the BEST couples + families and have just been feeling extra blessed lately. Thank you for letting me do this job that I absolutely LOVE. โœจ

Cannot wait to share more from this sweet fam's session ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ

Nicole Riniker
The Brenton Arboretum
No one said physical activity had to be boring! Iowa is full of great outdoor recreation areas where you can be active and have fun.

Here are a few parks to explore: http://ow.ly/vzQF50GMyOb

Image: This is a shot Abigail took while on a walk at The Brenton Arboretum outside Dallas Center (it's one of her favorites!)
Beautiful Day at Arboretum amongst the Oak Trees.
In 2004, The Brenton Arboretum contemplated developing a Nationally Accredited Plant Collection as the area of research had been a part of the mission since its founding by Mr. and Mrs, Brenton in 1997. The Kentucky coffeetree (Gymnocladus dioicus) was not currently a PCN collection and definitely under-utilized in the urban landscape.

Its adaptability to urban conditions and drought, with no serious insect or disease problems, would make it a likely candidate among diverse tree genera to replace ash trees affected by the Emerald Ash Borer as well as oaks being affected by oak wilt within our cities. With Iowa being within the core part of the species native range, it was also well suited for planting and thriving in central Iowa.

Learn more about this plant collection at http://ow.ly/TYzr50GBihm

#GoPublicGardens #NationalPlantCollection #PlantCollectionsNetwork #FridayFlora #KentuckyCoffeetree #BrentonArboretum
To say the least Brenton Arboretum Fall minis were a huge success! I will post each mini session this week but I want to shout out to some of the best small companies to work with! First The Traveling Basket! Wow what a great set up and seriously so attuned to detail and creative ideas! Secondly to The Boho Vase! Maria rocks! Seriously these vases are the cutest and she customs to what you want. Again another woman who goes out of her way for clients to provide the best for you! And lastly I want to thank The Brenton Arboretum It is a nonprofit arboretum and I love to give to them. What is created out there is just beautiful and I love being able to sit out there and enjoy the scenery. So here is to all who helped behind the scenes to make last Sunday an amazing day for my clients. You guys rock!
Do you have any Persian Spire Parriota trees?
That is a wrap! The 2021 Central Iowa Trek the Parks Challenge is complete + all winners have been notified by email ๐Ÿ’š

Each year you all amaze me with how much you show up! It was another breaking year full of families getting outdoors and exploring all of the amazing parks central Iowa has to offer. I appreciate your support + feedback. I am already planning big things for 2022 thanks to all your comments + suggestions.

Take a look at the list of winners here: https://outdoorfun.desmoinesparent.com/central-iowa-trek-the-parks-challenge/

HUGE shout out to all of this year's sponsors including Active Endeavors, Polk County Conservation, Helps Homestead, Warren County Conservation and Annett Nature Center, The Brenton Arboretum, Valley Community Center, and Muddy Boots Forest Camp.
Head to The Brenton Arboretum this Wednesday for storytime with local author Megan Cline Books. Catch a fun story + cross off a park on your #dsmoftrektheparks21 challenge! ๐Ÿ“š

Learn more: https://facebook.com/events/s/story-time-meet-winston/333733788315332/
The Brenton Arboretum is a gorgeous place to explore and take in nature. They also offer amazing programs for families. We are thrilled to have them as a part of the #dsmoftrekthepark21 challenge. There is a chance to win a family membership + gift basket!

Learn more about this oasis in Dallas Center ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป
The Central Iowa Trek the Parks Challenge is back for its 4th year! From now through August 15, you are encouraged to get outside and visit all 30 parks on their list!

In addition to getting active by yourself or as a family, Des Moines Parent is offering a some incentives to check off the full list!

Visit 10+ parks be entered to win some fun prizes like a membership to the The Brenton Arboretum or a gift card to REI; make it to all 30, and you'll have a chance to win an amazing Mud Kitchen from Helps Homestead. See you at the parks!

https://outdoorfun.desmoinesparent.com/central-iowa-trek-the-parks-challenge

#dsmoftrektheparks21
Good morning Melissa, here are some close ups
of the tree that I asked to have identified..Thank you!

Quiet Enjoyment, Education, Conservation, Demonstration The 140-acre Arboretum is set into natural Iowa prairie. Collections are grouped by species such that trees within a genus or species may be compared.

Prominant collections include Gymnocladus dioicus (Kentucky coffeetree), Ulmus spp. (Elms), and Maclura pomifera (Osage orange).

Operating as usual

11/25/2021

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Before you slip into a turkey-induced food-coma, get up and get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather. The Brenton Arboretum has miles of hiking paths just waiting for you to discover. How many trails can you explore? Stop by the kiosk at the front and pick up a trail guide... make a point of trying a trail or part of the Arboretum you've never been to before.

Follow this link to download your own Arboretum Trail Map: https://bit.ly/3xgSvKd

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Before you slip into a turkey-induced food-coma, get up and get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather. The Brenton Arboretum has miles of hiking paths just waiting for you to discover. How many trails can you explore? Stop by the kiosk at the front and pick up a trail guide... make a point of trying a trail or part of the Arboretum you've never been to before.

Follow this link to download your own Arboretum Trail Map: https://bit.ly/3xgSvKd

The Amazing Secrets of Woodpecker Tongues 11/13/2021

The Amazing Secrets of Woodpecker Tongues

Hereโ€™s a fun little weekend reading: Everything you never needed to know about woodpecker tongues!

https://abcbirds.org/blog21/woodpecker-tongues/

The Amazing Secrets of Woodpecker Tongues Although seldom seen by casual birdwatchers, woodpecker tongues hold some big surprises and are a large part of what makes these birds unique.

10/25/2021

The weather has begun to change and snow flurries will soon be in the air. Are you struggling to come up with a new and fun idea for a holiday party? Schedule a holiday party with a view at The Brenton Arboretum. Rental event packages begin at only $150.00.

Enjoy our indoor Vista Room with scenic views overlooking the grounds at The Brenton Arboretum. Would you like to surprise your staff? Why not add a lunch n' learn program to your event or bundle up and schedule a guided tour during your party.
email Laura Myers Hooten for pricing and availability. [email protected]

The weather has begun to change and snow flurries will soon be in the air. Are you struggling to come up with a new and fun idea for a holiday party? Schedule a holiday party with a view at The Brenton Arboretum. Rental event packages begin at only $150.00.

Enjoy our indoor Vista Room with scenic views overlooking the grounds at The Brenton Arboretum. Would you like to surprise your staff? Why not add a lunch n' learn program to your event or bundle up and schedule a guided tour during your party.
email Laura Myers Hooten for pricing and availability. [email protected]

09/21/2021

It's ๐‡๐Ž๐Œ๐„๐‚๐Ž๐Œ๐ˆ๐๐†, ๐’๐„๐๐ˆ๐Ž๐‘ ๐๐Ž๐‘๐“๐‘๐€๐ˆ๐“, and ๐…๐€๐Œ๐ˆ๐‹๐˜ ๐๐‡๐Ž๐“๐Ž season and a good time to remind all our local friends who love to take Homecoming pictures at The Brenton Arboretum that we have a few photography rules to keep the peace and minimize the mayhem.

Professional photographers interested in using the Arboretum for portrait session, please visit our Photographers' Etiquette page online: https://bit.ly/3zswJTw

Note that:
1. Professional photographers are required to have a Photographer's Membership.
2. For portrait photos taken by amateur (unpaid) photographers we ask that at least one person in the party be a member of the Arboretum.
3. Groups arriving by bus, limo, or similarly long vehicle MUST make a reservation in advance.

It's ๐‡๐Ž๐Œ๐„๐‚๐Ž๐Œ๐ˆ๐๐†, ๐’๐„๐๐ˆ๐Ž๐‘ ๐๐Ž๐‘๐“๐‘๐€๐ˆ๐“, and ๐…๐€๐Œ๐ˆ๐‹๐˜ ๐๐‡๐Ž๐“๐Ž season and a good time to remind all our local friends who love to take Homecoming pictures at The Brenton Arboretum that we have a few photography rules to keep the peace and minimize the mayhem.

Professional photographers interested in using the Arboretum for portrait session, please visit our Photographers' Etiquette page online: https://bit.ly/3zswJTw

Note that:
1. Professional photographers are required to have a Photographer's Membership.
2. For portrait photos taken by amateur (unpaid) photographers we ask that at least one person in the party be a member of the Arboretum.
3. Groups arriving by bus, limo, or similarly long vehicle MUST make a reservation in advance.

09/06/2021

The Brenton Arboretum is excited to announce new additions to our business meeting package. Not only do you get access to our beautiful indoor Vista Room but you can now add a guided tour before or after your meeting, a lunch and learn session during a break, and you can purchase a brown bag lunch for all your guests. Email today for options, pricing, and availability. [email protected].

The Brenton Arboretum is excited to announce new additions to our business meeting package. Not only do you get access to our beautiful indoor Vista Room but you can now add a guided tour before or after your meeting, a lunch and learn session during a break, and you can purchase a brown bag lunch for all your guests. Email today for options, pricing, and availability. [email protected].

09/05/2021

๐€๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐€๐ซ๐›๐จ๐ซ๐ž๐ญ๐ฎ๐ฆ ๐Œ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ! Drop by the Vista Room today between 1 and 4pm for FREE ice cream sandwiches! Many thanks to Thelma's for helping us show our appreciation for our ๐•„๐”ธโ„๐•๐”ผ๐•ƒ๐•†๐•Œ๐•Š ๐•„๐”ผ๐•„๐”น๐”ผโ„๐•Š!

๐€๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐€๐ซ๐›๐จ๐ซ๐ž๐ญ๐ฎ๐ฆ ๐Œ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ! Drop by the Vista Room today between 1 and 4pm for FREE ice cream sandwiches! Many thanks to Thelma's for helping us show our appreciation for our ๐•„๐”ธโ„๐•๐”ผ๐•ƒ๐•†๐•Œ๐•Š ๐•„๐”ผ๐•„๐”น๐”ผโ„๐•Š!

07/24/2021

Visit the Storybook Trail this weekend at Overlook Pond, featuring the childrenโ€™s book Over in the Meadow illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats, based on the original version by Olive A. Wadwsorth.

This program is FREE and self-guided for both members and non-members. Registration is not required, but helps us track event participation.
https://thebrentonarboretum.org/event/storybook-trail/

Visit the Storybook Trail this weekend at Overlook Pond, featuring the childrenโ€™s book Over in the Meadow illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats, based on the original version by Olive A. Wadwsorth.

This program is FREE and self-guided for both members and non-members. Registration is not required, but helps us track event participation.
https://thebrentonarboretum.org/event/storybook-trail/

07/01/2021

Checkout this fun event!

We still have spots for a few more kiddos to join in our Teddy Bear's Picnic at the Pavilion this weekend!
Saturday, July 3 1:00 - 2:30 PM
More details and registration: https://thebrentonarboretum.org/event/teddy-bears-picnic/

07/01/2021

We still have spots for a few more kiddos to join in our Teddy Bear's Picnic at the Pavilion this weekend!
Saturday, July 3 1:00 - 2:30 PM
More details and registration: https://thebrentonarboretum.org/event/teddy-bears-picnic/

We still have spots for a few more kiddos to join in our Teddy Bear's Picnic at the Pavilion this weekend!
Saturday, July 3 1:00 - 2:30 PM
More details and registration: https://thebrentonarboretum.org/event/teddy-bears-picnic/

06/01/2021

Arboretum friends, our neighbors down in Adel are looking for volunteers to help with the upcoming ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜Ž๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜›๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ. If you or someone you know would like to help out email Julianna(at)CullenHoweGroup.com.

For more in formation and to buy tickets for the event visit: https://fb.me/e/2ekJh6ny6

Arboretum friends, our neighbors down in Adel are looking for volunteers to help with the upcoming ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜Ž๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜›๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ. If you or someone you know would like to help out email Julianna(at)CullenHoweGroup.com.

For more in formation and to buy tickets for the event visit: https://fb.me/e/2ekJh6ny6

05/07/2021

๐˜ผ๐™ฉ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐˜ผ๐™ง๐™—๐™ค๐™ง๐™š๐™ฉ๐™ช๐™ข ๐™›๐™ง๐™ž๐™š๐™ฃ๐™™๐™จ ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™™๐™ค๐™œ๐™จ, ground birds like quail, grouse, and pheasants are nesting in our prairies this time of year. Dogs that visit love to romp and flush these birds from their nests (especially the hunting type dogs, they can't help it, it's in their nature!). But ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ด ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜…๐˜ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ต ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐˜„๐—ผ, ideally until mid-July. Birds that are flushed too often will abandon their nest and any eggs or hatchlings that might be in it. Thank you!

๐˜ผ๐™ฉ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐˜ผ๐™ง๐™—๐™ค๐™ง๐™š๐™ฉ๐™ช๐™ข ๐™›๐™ง๐™ž๐™š๐™ฃ๐™™๐™จ ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™™๐™ค๐™œ๐™จ, ground birds like quail, grouse, and pheasants are nesting in our prairies this time of year. Dogs that visit love to romp and flush these birds from their nests (especially the hunting type dogs, they can't help it, it's in their nature!). But ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ด ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜…๐˜ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ต ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐˜„๐—ผ, ideally until mid-July. Birds that are flushed too often will abandon their nest and any eggs or hatchlings that might be in it. Thank you!

Leading by example: Brenton Arboretum works to control invasive species by removing Callery Pear trees 05/07/2021

Leading by example: Brenton Arboretum works to control invasive species by removing Callery Pear trees

Callery Pears may be beautiful... but it's time for them to retire from the landscape.

Leading by example: Brenton Arboretum works to control invasive species by removing Callery Pear trees The Brenton Arboretum has started removing โ€˜Autumn Blazeโ€™ Callery Pear trees to help control the invasive nature of this species.

05/06/2021

๐ŸŽถI like big buds and I cannot lie! ๐ŸŽถ

The Mockernut Hickories (Carya tomentosa) are getting ready to leaf out of these ginormous buds!

๐ŸŽถI like big buds and I cannot lie! ๐ŸŽถ

The Mockernut Hickories (Carya tomentosa) are getting ready to leaf out of these ginormous buds!

04/30/2021

UPDATE: the egg last been found!

CAN YOU FIND THE GOLDEN EGG?
Clue to Egg #11: Beauty lessons from a tree:
Exfoliation is so important! You'll notice I'm constantly peeling.
Hydration is critical! That's why I prefer to live near water.
Don't be afraid to accessorize! Throughout the year you'll find me adorned with as many as 400(!) different kinds of butterflies and moths. They love to feast on my foliage.

Once you find the golden egg, take a picture of it and your fellow egg-hunters. Post it to Facebook and be sure to tag @TheBrentonArboretum so we know it's been found. Open the egg to claim your prize!

UPDATE: the egg last been found!

CAN YOU FIND THE GOLDEN EGG?
Clue to Egg #11: Beauty lessons from a tree:
Exfoliation is so important! You'll notice I'm constantly peeling.
Hydration is critical! That's why I prefer to live near water.
Don't be afraid to accessorize! Throughout the year you'll find me adorned with as many as 400(!) different kinds of butterflies and moths. They love to feast on my foliage.

Once you find the golden egg, take a picture of it and your fellow egg-hunters. Post it to Facebook and be sure to tag @TheBrentonArboretum so we know it's been found. Open the egg to claim your prize!

04/30/2021

The crabapples are in full glory at The Brenton right now!

The crabapples are in full glory at The Brenton right now!

04/28/2021

UPDATE: The egg has been found!

CAN YOU FIND THE GOLDEN EGG?
Clue to Egg #10: Some people call me a "living fossil" but I try not to be offended. After all, while most tree species go through a cycle of evolution & eventual extinction over the millennia, my species hasn't changed much over the past 250 million years.

Once you find the golden egg, take a picture of it and your fellow egg-hunters. Post it to Facebook and be sure to tag @TheBrentonArboretum so we know it's been found. Open the egg to claim your prize!

UPDATE: The egg has been found!

CAN YOU FIND THE GOLDEN EGG?
Clue to Egg #10: Some people call me a "living fossil" but I try not to be offended. After all, while most tree species go through a cycle of evolution & eventual extinction over the millennia, my species hasn't changed much over the past 250 million years.

Once you find the golden egg, take a picture of it and your fellow egg-hunters. Post it to Facebook and be sure to tag @TheBrentonArboretum so we know it's been found. Open the egg to claim your prize!

04/27/2021

Friday, May 21, 9-10am: Join Jill Woodward, child therapist and local artist, to learn new skills for an enriching new way to engage with your child through play. Constructive play improves the relationship & communication between you and your child. Bring your child or children and a few small floor toys (cars, figurines, Legos, etc.) to this one-hour session. The program is geared towards children ages 2-5 years old, but we will discus using the play skills with older children as well.

Follow this link to enroll: https://thebrentonarboretum.org/event/health-and-wellness-series-parent-child-attending-play/

Friday, May 21, 9-10am: Join Jill Woodward, child therapist and local artist, to learn new skills for an enriching new way to engage with your child through play. Constructive play improves the relationship & communication between you and your child. Bring your child or children and a few small floor toys (cars, figurines, Legos, etc.) to this one-hour session. The program is geared towards children ages 2-5 years old, but we will discus using the play skills with older children as well.

Follow this link to enroll: https://thebrentonarboretum.org/event/health-and-wellness-series-parent-child-attending-play/

04/27/2021

Arboretum Friends - if you're in the mood to do some plant shopping, stop by the Dallas County Fairgrounds in Adel this Saturday between 9:30am and 2pm for some EXCELLENT deals!

04/26/2021

UDATE: The egg has been found!

CAN YOU FIND THE GOLDEN EGG?
Clue to Egg #9: My flowers are eagerly anticipated every spring, but are only a fraction of my appeal. Throughout the year my foliage, fruit, and bark each take a turn making an encore.

Once you find the golden egg, take a picture of it and your fellow egg-hunters. Post it to Facebook and be sure to tag @TheBrentonArboretum so we know it's been found. Open the egg to claim your prize!

UDATE: The egg has been found!

CAN YOU FIND THE GOLDEN EGG?
Clue to Egg #9: My flowers are eagerly anticipated every spring, but are only a fraction of my appeal. Throughout the year my foliage, fruit, and bark each take a turn making an encore.

Once you find the golden egg, take a picture of it and your fellow egg-hunters. Post it to Facebook and be sure to tag @TheBrentonArboretum so we know it's been found. Open the egg to claim your prize!

04/25/2021

UPDATE: The egg has been found!

CAN YOU FIND THE GOLDEN EGG?
Clue to Egg #8: The leaves of this native shrub look like mittens and are a favorite food for swallowtail butterfly caterpillars. Its roots were a common ingredient in medicinal tea, but modern research shows that it might actually be toxic!

Once you find the golden egg, take a picture of it and your fellow egg-hunters. Post it to Facebook and be sure to tag @TheBrentonArboretum so we know it's been found. Open the egg to claim your prize!

UPDATE: The egg has been found!

CAN YOU FIND THE GOLDEN EGG?
Clue to Egg #8: The leaves of this native shrub look like mittens and are a favorite food for swallowtail butterfly caterpillars. Its roots were a common ingredient in medicinal tea, but modern research shows that it might actually be toxic!

Once you find the golden egg, take a picture of it and your fellow egg-hunters. Post it to Facebook and be sure to tag @TheBrentonArboretum so we know it's been found. Open the egg to claim your prize!

04/23/2021

UPDATE: the egg has been found!

CAN YOU FIND THE GOLDEN EGG?
Clue to Egg #7: I used to be everywhere, but now I'm quite rare. Despite my spines and prickles people still covet me. I'm especially prized as a nostalgic treat at the holidays.

Once you find the golden egg, take a picture of it and your fellow egg-hunters. Post it to Facebook and be sure to tag @TheBrentonArboretum so we know it's been found. Open the egg to claim your prize!

UPDATE: the egg has been found!

CAN YOU FIND THE GOLDEN EGG?
Clue to Egg #7: I used to be everywhere, but now I'm quite rare. Despite my spines and prickles people still covet me. I'm especially prized as a nostalgic treat at the holidays.

Once you find the golden egg, take a picture of it and your fellow egg-hunters. Post it to Facebook and be sure to tag @TheBrentonArboretum so we know it's been found. Open the egg to claim your prize!

04/21/2021

Just say NO to Callery & Bradford Pears

Spring is a great time to remind your friends NOT to plant Callery pears. Also known by the common name "Bradford" pear, these non-native ornamental trees are lovely when in bloom, but are becoming a serious threat to native woodlands by escaping cultivation and crowding out native trees.

Unfortunately, Callery-type pears are still commonly available at nurseries and garden centers. Besides 'Bradford,' you might find cultivars of ๐˜—๐˜บ๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ข named "Aristocrat," "Chanticleer," "Cleveland Select," or "Autumn Blaze;" all of which should be avoided.

So skip they Callerys and opt for fantastic flowering alternatives like crabapple, serviceberry, magnolia, or redbud. You can also feel safe to plant traditional ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ pears in your orchard, these are a different species and not prone to becoming invasive.

Want to learn more? Visit these resources:
https://bit.ly/2RTUsvJ
https://bit.ly/3dD2BwZ
https://bygl.osu.edu/node/1476

04/20/2021

UPDATE: Egg #6 has been found.

CAN YOU FIND THE GOLDEN EGG?
Clue to Egg #6: Having a hard time with these clues? No need to cry about it! Stay the course and you'll come across the answer.

Once you find the golden egg, take a picture of it and your fellow egg-hunters. Post it to Facebook and be sure to tag @TheBrentonArboretum so we know it's been found. Open the egg to claim your prize!

UPDATE: Egg #6 has been found.

CAN YOU FIND THE GOLDEN EGG?
Clue to Egg #6: Having a hard time with these clues? No need to cry about it! Stay the course and you'll come across the answer.

Once you find the golden egg, take a picture of it and your fellow egg-hunters. Post it to Facebook and be sure to tag @TheBrentonArboretum so we know it's been found. Open the egg to claim your prize!

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