Field trip to Starhill Forest Arboretum (members only)

Date: Saturday, September 14th, 2013 Time: 1:30 pm - 8:00 pm Location: Starhill Forest Arboretum (map and directions)


Tour of Starhill Forest Arboretum, Guy and Edie Sternberg?s private research arboretum in Petersburg, IL. We will learn about comparing tree features and planting & caring for trees. We will also see the precise research plots that earned international status. The tour will last around 2 hours during which time we?ll be hiking through wooded land on uneven terrain with some hilly areas. Please dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, and bring bug spray and water.?We are invited to stay and picnic in the arboretum, so be sure to bring your lunch and a chair if you plan to picnic with us.

For those who are interested in carpooling, plan to meet at the W Market Street Wal-Mart on Saturday morning, September 14th.? We will head out at 7:30 sharp.? It?s about a 75-minute drive.? For those driving, we will hand out directions that morning or print them from above.?If you plan to drive yourself, please plan to arrive at the arboretum by 9:00am. If you plan to join us either by carpooling or driving yourself, let us know by emailing: ILPrairieWO [at] gmail.com by end of day Thursday, 9/12.? Questions can be sent to the email above.



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