Posts Tagged ‘trees’

October 1, 2014 – Join Horticulturist Jessica Tsakiris on a walk through Oak Hill as she describes its history, plants, and restoration process. Walks last 45–60 minutes. Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening topics. These events begin at 11:30 am on Wednesdays from April through October (except August). Wednesdays at Winterthur […]

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September 17, 2014 – How would you like to know 97 percent of all trees you see? Join Chris Strand, director of Garden and Estate, today to learn how to identify 10 of the most common trees seen in our woodlands. He will cover basic identification and introduce resources for studying and learning trees. Walks last 45–60 minutes. Join us […]

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June 18, 2014 – Have you ever wondered how those wacky arborists get so high in the trees here at Winterthur and what are they doing? Kevin Braun, Winterthur’s Garden and Estate arborist will demonstrate techniques and talk about the different tools an arborist uses. Walks last 45-60 minutes.  Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided […]

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April 2, 2014, Join Senior Garden Guide Jeannette Lindvig for a walking tour. You will meet, in person, some of the First State’s biggest trees, including The State Champion Trees at Winterthur. Walks last 45–60 minutes. Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening topics. These events begin at 11:30 am at the […]

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A crane made its way into the heart of Azalea Woods this winter to remove a tulip poplar tree whose structure was compromised after Sandy came through.  Winterthur fared well in that storm by the way, but there were a few arboreal casualties.  Tulip poplars are not rare in Azalea Woods or on the property […]

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New and improved eggs have made their way to the Bird’s Nest feature in Enchanted Woods. These eggs have been turned by the skillful hands of our volunteer Roy Tedesco from the wood of Paulownia tomentosa or princess tree, an appropriately named tree for a make-believe faerie garden. This tree species is found in the nearby […]

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Jim Pirhalla, horticulturist in the Winterthur Garden writes: While doing research on tree succession, I decided to key out the alder species that I noticed growing along the banks of the back pond. Upon doing so, not only did I discover that the plant is probably the hazel alder (Alnus serrulata) but I also discovered […]

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The Winterthur Garden is known for many things; azaleas, bulb displays, artistic spring flowering combinations. All of these elements are placed within a framework of a magnificent tree canopy.  Walking through the woods, especially this time of year, one cannot help but take notice of the enormous trunks of trees and the canopies that tower […]

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Wednesdays at Winterthur, July 8th, 11:30 am at the greenhouses. Among natural resources, trees are unrivaled in their usefulness. From cleaning the air to shading our homes to supplying the raw material for countless products and purposes, trees epitomize the term “multi-tasker.” Join Winterthur’s arborist superintendent John Salata for an introduction to several of our […]

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Wednesdays at Winterthur: June 24 11:30 am at the greenhouses. Join garden guide specialist Ed Stevenson for a walk through the garden, looking in detail at those majestic woodland trees, the oaks and beeches. Their identification, characteristics, growth conditions, and how they may be used in a home garden will be explored.

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