April 21, 2021

HF&G Celebrates International Day of Forests

By Rachel Kappler, Forest Health Coordinator

March 21st is not only the spring solstice but also International Day of Forests, a day of awareness and celebration of our forests started by the United Nations General Assembly. This year’s theme is, “Forest Restoration, a path to recovery and well-being”. You can read more here.

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HF&G Celebrates International Day of Forests

April 20, 2021

Behind-the-Scenes Look at Storm Damage Recovery Work

By Rick Anielski, Arborist

I think we can all say that the storm we experienced back in early December is still weighing heavy on our minds, especially since the damage it caused is still quite evident. The beautiful trails are littered with debris and trees lay broken or completely uprooted. Unfortunately, we have seen quite a few trees that were too far gone for help. There are many, though, that can be saved and have required us to contract out the work due to the scope of the project. However, there are some trees we are able to help recover ourselves. I found such a one in the slow growing Conifer Collection. The fifty foot Chinese pine (Pinus tabuliformis) was damaged from high winds and heavy snow loading which caused many of the branches to reach their breaking point. It seemed that no part of the tree was spared as there was damage from the base of the tree to almost the very top. We knew about the damage soon after the storm had ended, but we wanted to make sure we properly assessed the damage to all the affected trees. After a lot of work in other collections throughout the Arboretum, I was finally able to make it out to this specific tree. Luckily, I had a nice day for the work. With the sun shining, I was able to finally go aloft and work on giving this tree a second chance.

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Behind-the-Scenes Look at Storm Damage Recovery Work

February 3, 2021

Cleveland Botanical Garden to Open 15th Annual Flower Show Orchids Forever

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Cleveland Botanical Garden to Open 15th Annual Flower Show Orchids Forever

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