April 5, 2012January 18, 2018

Spring Prairie Burn

The Arboretum staff and volunteers burn the prairie once a year to preserve and sustain the prairie ecosystem. The spring burn helps to remove old prairie growth, helps control invasive plant species and woody plant growth, provides nutrients to the soil and promotes the growth of native prairie plants.

March 20, 2012January 18, 2018

Yellow Magic

The new leaves and catkins on the Weeping Willow (Salix babylonica) hang on gracefully in the Spring winds. The willow is one of the first trees to bear leaves in the Spring.