The Landis Newsletter

Fall 2016

Volume 34 , Number 4

In this Issue
All Issues

· Another Successful Landis Perennial Forest 5K Walk-Run ·

· Fall Plant Sale a Riot of Color, Blessed by Good Weather ·

· A Remembrance ·

· From the Director's Desk: The Death and Rebirth of Our Great Oak ·

· Spotlight on Sponsors: Fenimore Asset Management and FAM Funds ·

· Find Your Sweet Spot at Landis Come Spring ·

· Duckweed: Not Just for Ducks ·

· From the Meeting House Deck: A Writer’s View ·

· Landis Portraits: Peter Rumora ·

· From the Garden: A Busy Year in the Garden -- and It’s Not Over Yet! ·

· Gail Browning, Peter Rumora Receive Arboretum Awards ·

· Mowing the Meadow ·


Another Successful Landis Perennial Forest 5K Walk-Run

The day dawned bright and beautiful on August 13 at Landis and remained so as 97 runners stepped off for the 10th Perennial Forest 5K Walk-Run. Mark Stephenson achieved the...

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Fall Plant Sale a Riot of Color, Blessed by Good Weather

Gardeners eager to fill corners of their gardens with hardy perennials, trees, and shrubs once again made the Fall Plant, Book, and Bake Sale a successful fundraiser.

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A Remembrance

Many years ago, an oak seed fell to the ground, sprouted, took root, and grew. As it grew, it learned to love the things that nurtured it: sun, water, air...

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From the Director's Desk: The Death and Rebirth of Our Great Oak

About 500 years ago, an acorn sprouted that would one day grow into the Landis Arboretum’s signature tree, the Great Oak. The year was 1516, 300 years before the village...

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Spotlight on Sponsors: Fenimore Asset Management and FAM Funds

Since the establishment of Fenimore Asset Management (FAM) 42 years ago, founder and chairman Tom Putnam has developed a culture of giving to and investing in non-profit and other community...

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Find Your Sweet Spot at Landis Come Spring

Those who support the Landis Arboretum – the members, volunteers, Board, and staff – are often asked what they love most about it. The answers are as diverse as Landis...

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Duckweed: Not Just for Ducks

The Woodland Trail takes the visitor to a pond that was, until the construction of a dike in 2008, a seasonal wetland. This now year-round pond is home to...

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From the Meeting House Deck: A Writer’s View

As a schoolchild, I did not like to face the blackboard with its midnight gloom. I always looked out the windows at anything green or blue, any bird in...

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Landis Portraits: Peter Rumora

“I like to talk to plants, especially trees. People talk to dogs and cats, and they’ve figured it out. Trees have too,” said Peter Rumora. 

Talking to plants...

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From the Garden: A Busy Year in the Garden -- and It’s Not Over Yet!

What with the late spring snow, the summer’s drought, and marked increase in humidity, it has been a challenging year for the Arboretum’s Garden Club -- and it’s not over...

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Gail Browning, Peter Rumora Receive Arboretum Awards

The Arboretum’s annual Volunteer Appreciation get-together was held at the Meeting House on the afternoon of September 25. 

Landis Board member and historian Lee Lattimer read a poem...

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Mowing the Meadow

An arboretum is all about trees. “Arbor” means “tree”(as in Arbor Day), and there’s no place like the George Landis Arboretum to see beautiful trees. But there’s another type of...

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Your membership dollars are critical to our economic viability and the sustainability of our collections, grounds, and educational programs. You can help by joining or renewing your membership . Consider renewing at a higher level. Encourage your family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers to do so as well. Give the gift of membership to the beautiful Landis Arboretum!

Our Business Members, Sponsors, and Allies

We have good friends in the community that help the Arboretum in a number of ways.
Please consider patronizing our Business Members, Sponsors, and Allies!

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