Trees shelter and shade us, they outlive and outgrow us - and from May 24 through October 12, they're taking center stage at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. The Arboretum's Treeology exhibition is designed to help visitors better appreciate our foliaged friends by featuring their benefits and beauty all summer long.
The Treeology exhibition includes:
Art ‘n' Trees Trail: Situated along a 1.5-mile tree-lined loop, this juried exhibition features 18 interactive public-art installations designed to increase appreciation for trees and their contributions to our lives, from the whimsical "Tree of Luminous Surprises" to the "1 in 10,000."
Grown Home: Opening in mid-June, this rustic open-air retreat, located in front of the Oswald Visitor Center, is built of river birch logs with "living" willow furniture - all planted into place. See how to grow your own table and chairs, bookshelf, bed frame - and even a wine rack. Wine rack plan for sale at the Gift Store.
Tree-mendous Trees: Experience the Arboretum's oldest, weirdest and tallest trees. Staff favorites and stories are highlighted with signs and cell phone audio tour stops.
Tree Discovery Zone: Find out how trees go about the daily business of living at this outdoor discovery lab, which includes tips on how to plant and care for them.
The Doctor is in: Tree Care Advisors answer your questions the first and third Saturdays of the month, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Tree Discovery Zone.
Value of Trees Community Tree Planting Initiative: Continuing the year-long tribute to trees, the Arboretum is proud to announce the Value of Trees community initiative - a community tree planting and public education program. In honor of the 50/100th anniversary of the Arboretum, every county is invited to plant a tree at or near a county building. Bailey Nurseries has generously donated a commemorative tree to every Minnesota county for this purpose. Contact 952-443-1400 to ask about the community tree planting initiative. Click Here to download a PDF of the Value of Trees publication.
The Treeology exhibition is free to members and to visitors with paid general admission to the Arboretum.