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INPAWS 2015 Plant Sale & Auction

Indiana Native Plants & Wildflowers Society –  2015 Plant Sale & Auction

This popular event is INPAWS’ most effective way to reach the public. It takes place annually on the Saturday before Mother’s Day. We’re hoping to launch native plant sales all around Indiana through the INPAWS regional chapters.

2015 Native Plant Sale & Auction
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Park Tudor School Gymnasium, Indianapolis
9:30 a.m. Pre-Sale Presentation
10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Plant Sale
11:15 a.m. Auction Begins

Native Tree Sale by Indiana Urban Forestry Council
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Parking Lot Outside School Gymnasium

Milkweed seeds and seedlings for our Monarch butterflies

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Congratulations to Professor Janna Beckerman!

The Arbor Rangers™ wish to congratulate our friend, Janna Beckerman, on her promotion to Full Professor at Purdue University!

Professor Janna Beckerman

Janna Beckerman receives promotion to Full Professor

Dr. Beckerman of the Botany and Plant Pathology department leads the extension education effort to collaborate with members of the fruit and ornamentals industries to better manage plant diseases in horticultural crops. She is a poplar guest speaker at numerous conferences and her work may be found through referencing plant pathology publications.

Find out more about Dr. Beckerman on her profile page on the Purdue University Agriculture website.


Indiana Community Tree Steward Training, Richmond, IN

Indiana Community Tree Steward Two-Day Training at Hayes Arboretum
May 28 & 29, 2015

The Community & Urban Forestry’s Tree Steward Program is designed for homeowners, tree board members, municipal employees, Community members, volunteers, students, Master Gardeners, and anyone that has an interest in learning more about trees and giving back to their community forest.

Trainers Include: City Foresters, Certified Arborists, Foresters, Purdue Extension Agents, District Conservationists, and other natural resource professionals.

Participants Gain: Knowledge on a variety of community forestry and tree care related topics. Ideas on how to share their knowledge in their communities. An introduction to local and state tree care professionals.

Topics Include:

  • The Scoop on Soils
  • How Does a Tree Grow?
  • Tree Identification
  • The Right Tree for the Right Place
  • Proper Tree Planting
  • Caring for Your Trees
  • Threats to Trees: Pests & Disease Diagnosis
  • Pruning Do’s & Don’ts
  • Identifying Tree Defects
  • Benefits of the Urban Forest
  • Why Urban Woodlots are Important
  • Volunteer Opportunities

Download the Curriculum Description

Location: Hayes Arboretum  801 Elks Country Club Road, Richmond, IN 47374

Hayes Arboretum

Hayes Arboretum west entrance sign

Hayes Arboretum Nature Center

Hayes Arboretum Nature Center

Registration Fee: The registration fee is $30.00 and includes: training materials, lunch and… Continue reading

Life cycle of a tree

See this animated video for young children on the life cycle of an apple tree. Video is by Life for Beginners.

Parts of a Tree

Video by the Montessori Botany – explaining by visual content, the parts to a tree.