Elementary students ask questions about campus trees

Upcoming Activities

Great River Shakespeare Festival Tree and Garden Tours 2018

July 7 and 21, 2018; 9-10:30am
Meet at the Gazebo on Winona State University Campus.

Prairie Gardens for pollinators, Rain Gardens to manage run off, and Unusual/Non-native Trees for our climate are some things to consider for your yard. Join members of the WSU Arboretum Committee and Staff at the Gazebo on July 7th or 21st to take a tour of some of the gardens and trees on campus. You may find just what you need to complete your landscape and have an opportunity to ask questions about how to grow them.

July 7 Tour will feature the Unusual/Non-Native Trees for our climate.
July 21 Tour will feature the Prairie and Rain Gardens.

Tours will last about an hour and a half and will begin at 9am at the Gazebo in the center of campus. Come with questions to be answered and leave with more information to help you plan your own landscape. Stretch your legs before the Front Porch Events and discover the beautiful WSU campus!

The Tour of Trees and Gardens will meet at the Gazebo and reconvene to an indoor site for a virtual tour if it is raining on tour dates.

WSU Arbor Day Celebrates "That Tree at WSU"

Bring the family and join the celebration! Don’t miss WSU’s 6th Annual Arbor Day celebrating “That Tree Project by Mark Hirsch” Mark created an inspiring story in his book photo documenting a year in the life of a lonely Bur Oak Tree.

Mark will speak at our kick-off event on Thursday, April 19 (6-9:30pm), Kryzsko Commons, East Hall). The event will also include a free tree give-away, original poetry, book signing, and WSU’s “Tree-Campus USA” recognition.

The celebration continues on Saturday, April 21 (10am - 2pm, East End Recreation Center) with tree planting, free tree give-away, food and craft vendors, original poetry, advice on gardening and tree selection, demonstrations, and activities for children and adults alike.

The celebration concludes on Friday, April 27 (9am - 2:30pm), WSU Main Campus Gazebo for the free tree give-away and tree plantings and activities involving elementary and high school students.

Outreach Education Events:

Please consult the website periodically for upcoming seminars, workshops, and short courses relating to landscape design, maintenance, gardening, arboriculture, and other horticulture, sustainable land-use practices and environmental topics.

Winona State University Arboretum and Tree and Garden Tours

Guided Arboretum Tree and Garden Tours

Tours can be tailored to your specific interests or educational purposes. The tour may include descriptions of trees, gardens and plans for the future. Learn more information about trees and plants you might want to plant at home, hear about current issues with invasive pests or plants and get your personal tree and garden questions answered. Tours are open to WSU classes, the public, school groups, gardeners, youth groups and more. In the event of inclement weather, talks from an indoor location will be substituted. To arrange a guided tour, contact the Landscape Arboretum Director at 507.457.5045

Self-Guided Tree Tours

Bring your smartphone and access more information on labeled trees via the QR codes on tree signage.  Self-guided campus tree tours are available by visiting the mobile WSU Arboretum website or by downloading your favorite QR Code reader from your smart-phone's app store.