Great River Shakespeare Festival Tree Tours
July 8 and 22, 2017 at 9:30am
Winona State University Alumni Gazebo (if it rains, meet in Minne 105 for a virtual tour)
How many Minnesota native trees have you met? Join members of the WSU Arboretum Committee and Staff to take a tour of some of the Minnesota native trees on campus. You'll be amazed at the variety of trees that call Minnesota home. Tours will last about an hour and will begin at the Gazebo in the center of campus. Come with questions to be answered and leave with more information about trees you may want to add to your own landscape. Stretch your legs before the Front Porch Events and discover the beautiful WSU campus!
WSU Arbor Day Celebrates: "Trees Supporting Bees (and their friends)"
Bring the family and join the celebration! Don’t miss WSU’s 5th Annual Arbor Day celebrating “Trees Supporting Bees (and their friends)!” This year offers multiple opportunities to celebrate starting with a kick-off on Wednesday, April 19 (6-9:30 p.m., Science Lab Center 120), featuring acclaimed speaker and author Ms. Heather Holm, a FREE tree give-away, original poetry, book signing, and WSU’s “Tree-Campus USA” recognition. The celebration continues on Saturday, April 22 (10 am - 2 pm, East End Recreation Center) with tree planting, FREE tree give-away, food and craft vendors, original poetry, advice on gardening and tree selection to support pollinators, demonstrations, and activities for children and adults alike. The celebration concludes on Friday, April 28 (9 am - 2:30 pm, WSU campus gazebo) with tree plantings, FREE tree give-away, and activities on the WSU campus 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.