The Landis Newsletter

Fall 2018

Volume 36 , Number 4

In this Issue
All Issues

· The Dirt: Behind the Scenes at Landis, Fall 2018 ·

· Plant Sale Raffles Become a Tradition ·

· An Historical Timeline of the Landis Arboretum ·

· The Healing Power of Plants: Donna Vincent and ARC ·

· Landis Portraits: Vince DeSantis ·

· Landis Thanks Volunteers, Honors Nan Williams and Sue Tricario ·

· Landis Volunteers Also Serve the Community ·

· From the Meeting House Deck: A Scoutmaster's Perspective ·

· A Little Known Landis Treasure: Buckleya distichophylla ·

· American Chestnut Project at Landis ·

· From the Garden: Butterfly Gardening ·

· In Praise of Fuzzy Caterpillars ·

· From the Director’s Desk: Notes from the 2018 ISA Conference ·


The Dirt: Behind the Scenes at Landis, Fall 2018

The last performance of this year’s Full Moon Concert series at Landis has come and gone. As always, Jim and I were sad to see the season end. And, as...

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Plant Sale Raffles Become a Tradition

The raffle at the Spring Plant Sale was a resounding success, and so was the one at the recent fall sale.

Many thanks to the generosity of the following...

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An Historical Timeline of the Landis Arboretum

It has been over 100 years since the Lape Family, father Herman, mother Emma and son Fred, took up residence on Oak Nose Farm in Esperance, NY. Many changes have...

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The Healing Power of Plants: Donna Vincent and ARC

Gardeners know things.

They know the emotional benefits of nurturing plants, the physical benefits of digging, sorting, carrying, and arranging. They know the personal benefits of accomplishment, satisfaction, and pride...

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Landis Portraits: Vince DeSantis

Vincent DeSantis finally got to the Arboretum this year – with a little help from his friends, as the Beatles sang. 

Several years ago, Vince was Gloversville City...

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Landis Thanks Volunteers, Honors Nan Williams and Sue Tricario

On the last Sunday in September, more than 50 Arboretum members and supporters gathered at the Meeting House. The storied view from its deck did not disappoint. Bright skies and...

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Landis Volunteers Also Serve the Community

As we look back at September’s Volunteer Appreciation Event (see “Landis Thanks Volunteers, Honors Nan Williams and Sue Tricario”, in this newsletter), we are reminded that the Arboretum’s footprint extends...

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From the Meeting House Deck: A Scoutmaster's Perspective

A scout meeting is about to begin. From the Meeting House deck, Scoutmaster Chuck Whitman looks over the expanse of the Schoharie Valley and thinks: what a fitting venue...

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A Little Known Landis Treasure: Buckleya distichophylla

We thought you’d enjoy this article, originally published in the Fall 1990 issue of The Newsletter, because it features just one of the many unique features of the Landis Arboretum...

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American Chestnut Project at Landis

The Landis Arboretum is cooperating with the American Chestnut Foundation on a project that, hopefully, will speed the restoration of the American chestnut tree into American forests.

In 1904...

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From the Garden: Butterfly Gardening

​Need a great theme for next year’s garden? Consider including plants that attract butterflies. Then you can study and enjoy these beautiful creatures as well as the plants that attract...

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In Praise of Fuzzy Caterpillars

The last time I strolled along a trail at the Arboretum, I spotted another fall wanderer—a small black-and-white fuzzy caterpillar. Unlike me, he had a clear purpose in his travels—he...

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From the Director’s Desk: Notes from the 2018 ISA Conference

From the moment I walked through the door of the conference center in Columbus, Ohio this summer, I felt the synchronicity that comes from being around thousands of individuals with...

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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.
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