Brush up on your pruning techniques with this informative and hands-on class all about shrubs! Learn how to determine what cuts to make for general shrub care and maintenance, blooming, shape and habit, and rejuvenation. After instruction, try your hand at pruning a variety of deciduous and evergreen species within the arboretum’s living collections. Dress for the outdoor weather.
Minimum attendees required: 8
Fee: $15 for members and $20 for non-members
Maple Syrup Day is a fundraiser event for Iowa State University’s Xi Sigma Pi, a national forestry honor society. Guests can enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes plus bacon, refreshments, and of course, real maple syrup. Visitors will have the chance to learn about the syrup-making process, partake in an interpretive walk, learn about the Iowa Woodland Owner’s Association, and enjoy a timbersports demonstration put on by the Iowa State University Forestry Club. Funds raised from the breakfast will be used for future society events and projects
Pancake Breakfast: $8 for adults, $5 for children, 5 years old and under are free