Jeff Cartstens, from USDA-ARS North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station in Ames, plans to guide us, indoors and outdoors, on an exploration of Hickory nuts for Iowa – their distribution, habitats, culture, and establishment. Becky Ringsby, owner of Savor, specialty chef services, will wrap up the morning with delicious samples of nutty fare and recipes to take home.
Focus: the Arboretum’s fabulous tree collection
Branches Tree Series
October 5 – Mighty Oaks led by Don Wirth
October 12 – Fall Colors led by Andy Dahl
October 26 – Nuts on Trees and Tables led by Jeff Carstens and Becky Ringsby
November 2 – Gardening with Conifers led by Gary Wittenbaugh
November 9 – Windbreaks and Trees for Tricky Spots led by Dr. Jesse Randall