The Taltree Telegraph

January 17, 2013
Warm winter days coax witch hazels to bloom.

Warm winter days coax witch hazels to bloom.


Volunteer Focus

NCCC comes to Taltree

Taltree will be the recipient of yet another National Community Civilian Corps this spring in March/April! In 2012, we were helped tremendously by two groups of young people whose talents can be seen in the earliest phase of the Children’s Adventure Garden as well as a great reduction in the amount of canary reed grass, an invasive that was threatening our wetlands.

Don’t Forget!

New Volunteer Orientation will be presented on two Tuesday mornings, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. March 19 and 26 (Attendance is required at both sessions). Learn more and sign up here!



Taltree Hours
Arboretum Grounds- open 7 days a week
8am to 7pm (April-October)
10am-4pm (November-March)

Railway Garden- open 7 days a week
8am-7pm (May-October) with trains running (10am-6:30pm)
Closed November-April

See you out there!

Taltree Staff

Stop by and see us!

Taltree will have a booth at the Porter County Master Gardener Association Gardening Show at the Porter County Expo Center this Saturday, January 19. Stop in and see us to receive a coupon for 10 percent off the price of one of our upcoming classes!

Classes Help Banish the Wintertime Blues

We have lots of exciting classes lined up for winter, spring, summer and fall! Participants MUST register and pay for classes ahead of time, as they will be cancelled if there are not at least three people signed up at least three days in advance of event.  Here are just a few of our upcoming offerings:


chad with prunersTool Time! Pruning Tool Sharpening 10:30 am – noon January 26 in the Taltree Classroom.


snowshoeingSnowshoe Demonstration from noon – 3 pm February 2 in the Arboretum

Matt with equipment

Tool Time: Dewinterizing Your Lawn Care Tools noon – 2 pm February 23 in the Taltree Classroom.

seedlingStarting Seeds 10:30 am – noon March 2 in the Taltree Classroom and Greenhouse


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