What is the Nannen Arboretum
New York’s Nannen Arboretum is managed by the Nannen Arboretum Society. On their website, this not-for-profit, volunteer powered organization markets home garden natural resource education, in addition to nature appreciation.
The arboretum has a great collection of rare and exotic trees, many of which have been transplanted and brought in by local tree services, arborists and other plant enthusiasts. Many are trees that are not protected from removal, so the arboretum was glad to provide their new home. To support and help finance the maintenance and care of these plants, we allow tree gifting and memorials. They commemorate milestones and achievements such as weddings, anniversaries, graduations, births. Living memorials or gifting a tree or plant is a perfect way to encapsulate and add to the beauty of the arboretum. Donations allow these organizations to maintain the grounds and preserve this leisure and nature-filled destination.
Many Arboretums host workshops on tree care, and have classes like how to prune trees and plants, how to grow pomegranate from seed, and the proper way to care for fruit trees. These organizations typically boast a vibrant community of garden and nature enthusiast.
Next time you are in Ellicottville, you should visit this amazing leisure and environmental destination.
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