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Plant Focus

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A guest post by Matt Candeias, host of the In Defense of Plants podcast and blog

Starhill Forest Arboretum Tours

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Event Date: 
Tuesday, 22 September 2020 to Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Starhill Forest Arboretum will be hosting tours during September and October 2020. The video below shows the beautiful home to a sanctuary of trees, shrubs, bushes and wildlife (click on Watch on Vimeo). Go behind the scene with a tour for small groups. Information is found at the end of the video to sign up. (Tours Sept. 22 & 29 and Oct. 7, 14 & 28). For more details, visit www.visitmenardcounty.com (scroll to bottom of page).

Starhill Forest Arboretum is home to 50 acres of rolling, diverse land including hills, creeks and slopes facing all directions as well as level land. Starhill Forest has 2,500 documented types of trees and shrubs and includes the most comprehensive living oak collection in North America. In addition you’ll see prairie plants, pollinator species, habitats for birds and other wildlife, and more than two dozen original tree cultivars. Founded in 1976 by Guy and Edie Sternberg, Starhill Forest Arboretum was the first of more than 1,000 arboreta worldwide to be certified by the international accrediting system ArbNet.

Location: 
Starhill Forest Arboretum
12000 Boy Scout Trail Petersburg, IL 62675
United States
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