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Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall. An Arb for all seasons.

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Plein air painters spend a glorious morning capturing Bartlett Arb.

Plein air painters spend a glorious morning capturing Bartlett Arb.

"In the spring at the end of the day you should smell like dirt."
-Margaret Atwood
Species tulips and hyacinth courtesy of Colorblends. Boy Howdy.

"In the spring at the end of the day you should smell like dirt."

-Margaret Atwood

Species tulips and hyacinth courtesy of Colorblends. Boy Howdy.

Our heroes, Charlie and Don deck the depot - last day. 

Our heroes, Charlie and Don deck the depot - last day. 

Bartlett Boardwalk Boys, led by the Venerable VanderWall, are building decking to enhance the depot, just in time for Tulip Time. 

Bartlett Boardwalk Boys, led by the Venerable VanderWall, are building decking to enhance the depot, just in time for Tulip Time. 

Things you should never do:

1. Chain saw alone on a ladder.

2. Pour concrete in the rain.

The Beran Boys do it again. Perform a miracle along with our own Bartlett Gang. New concrete pylons crafted as the thunder roared. Never a doubt. 

Eagle Scout, Jake Barrett, embellishes Trail of Champions with stone path. Begun by visionary Steve Kimball two years ago, the 900 ft. woodland trail is fortified by venerable scout elbow oil as a labor of love. 

Sunday, April 7th
Queen of Bluegrass, Rhonda Vincent, kicks off 2013 Tree House Concert Series, a not-to-miss event. $10 at the gate which opens at 3 o’clock.

Sunday, April 7th

Queen of Bluegrass, Rhonda Vincent, kicks off 2013 Tree House Concert Series, a not-to-miss event. $10 at the gate which opens at 3 o’clock.

Who is up in that State Champion Quercus?

Another arb angel, Brian Ernstmann, expert arborist pictured here with Soil Sister, Kim.

Best tree care around: Ernstmann Tree Care

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Our hero.

John Morrison, Master at his craft.

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Unruh House Moving boys, James, Shelby, Monroe and Dwayne are experts.
The circa 1879 Santa Fe depot, originally from Oxford, Kansas was acquired by Bill and Sammye VanderWall in the 1990s. It was restored and used as a ceramics studio for Sammye’s pottery work. Relocated on Feb. 4, 2013 to Bartlett Arboretum, it will now be utilized as an educational classroom, workshop retreat space and will be a memorial to Sammye VanderWall’s creative spirit. The dedication of this extraordinary building and gift is planned for Oct. 13 with a piano performance by Grammy nominee, Phil Aaberg.

Unruh House Moving boys, James, Shelby, Monroe and Dwayne are experts.

The circa 1879 Santa Fe depot, originally from Oxford, Kansas was acquired by Bill and Sammye VanderWall in the 1990s. It was restored and used as a ceramics studio for Sammye’s pottery work. Relocated on Feb. 4, 2013 to Bartlett Arboretum, it will now be utilized as an educational classroom, workshop retreat space and will be a memorial to Sammye VanderWall’s creative spirit. The dedication of this extraordinary building and gift is planned for Oct. 13 with a piano performance by Grammy nominee, Phil Aaberg.