It won't be long now!
In this issue . . .
-- Fred Breglia, Executive Director and ISA Certified Arborist
Spring and fall are equally optimal times to plant trees in the Northeast. Learning the correct way to plant and mulch will avoid two of the most common problems with tree planting: girdling roots and volcano mulching.
To begin to plant, dig a hole twice the width, but never deeper, than the root ball. Keep the top of the ball, or root flare, slightly above or equal to the surface rather than below since the tree will settle over time. [Read more . . .]
Spring is almost here, and so is the plant sale!
Want to know more about membership benefits? Check this out!
SPRING PLANT SALE:
LANDIS PORTRAITS: A Series About The People Behind the Plants at the Arboretum -- Nolan Marciniec
Diane Santus remembered that classic 60s feminist question: “How do you define ‘you’?” Her response: I am a woman, an artist, a mother, an organic gardener, and a genealogist. Add to that: Landis volunteer.
She’s always been attracted to plants and “plant people” not only from her growing up on Long Island’s North Shore, where her neighbor was a farmer, but also in the many other places she’s lived: Brooklyn, Japan, Chicago, Queens, Long Island’s South Shore, Westchester, Colorado, and, most recently, Middleburgh. The list of Diane’s careers is just as long, but she admitted a real affinity for the “plant-based” businesses she ran, the landscaping, the nursery, and the “interiorscaping” (landscaping for interior spaces). [Read more . . .]
SPOTLIGHT ON ALLIES:
From the Garden:
Volume 32, Number 2
THE LANDIS ARBORETUM NEWSLETTER
is published quarterly for its members.
The Arboretum’s mission is to foster the appreciation of trees and other plants and their importance in our environment.
Erin Breglia, Gail Browning, Sue Gutbezahl,Wilma Jozwiak, Lee Lattimer, Nolan Marciniec, chair; Louise Polli, Ambika Sambasivan
CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS ISSUE
Erin Breglia, Fred Breglia, Wilma Jozwiak, Nolan Marciniec, Louise Polli, Anita Sanchez, Laura Scoones
Miller Printing and Litho
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Jim Paley, President
Wilma Jozwiak, Vice President
Nolan Marciniec, Secretary
Carolyn Edwards, Treasurer
Jason Castle, At-large
Mariesa Jozwiak, Louise Polli, Ed Radle, Earl VanWormer, and Ed Zuchorski
Fred Breglia, Executive Director
Nancy Stuebner, Office Manager
Erin Breglia, Gardener
Eric Roberts, Groundskeeper
We value your input. Please address correspondence to:
Newsletter Editor, Landis Arboretum
P.O. Box 186, Esperance, NY 12066.
The Arboretum is located at 174 Lape Road, Esperance, NY. It is one and one-half miles north of Route 20 in Esperance. Follow the signs from the village to Lape Road. The Arboretum is one-quarter mile straight ahead. Visit our website for more information and directions.
Landis' Business Members, Sponsors, and Allies
We have been very fortunate to be associated with wonderful people throughout the history of the Arboretum. Our volunteers are unbeatable, as anyone can tell who sees them in action. So are our Business Members, who join the Arboretum at the corporate level; our Sponsors, who help us with financial or in-kind support for one of the many activities or learning experiences Landis brings to the community; and our Allies, members of the business community or membership organizations who provide outstanding service to the Arboretum. Please consider patronizing these great folks, and if you are interested in becoming a member of this group through memberships, sponsorship, or as an ally, please contact us at (518) 875-6935 or firstname.lastname@example.org.