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Please note our hours!

The grounds are open Fridays through Mondays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum is open Fridays through Mondays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The grounds are closed to the public Tuesday through Thursday. Please see our Hours and Admission page for additional information. We look forward to seeing you at the National Arboretum, where science meets beauty.

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Coming Up! Old Favorites and New Programs for Spring 

Spring programs will be posted on our Calendar of Events February 2. Sign up early for the popular Full Moon Hikes, Lahr Native Plant Symposium, Bonsai Classes, a Pruning Workshop, and much more!

 

Explore Grass Roots 

Learn about the uses and culture of all types of grasses at this new interactive outdoor exhibit.  Click here for details.

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Professional Arborists Brave "Arctic Blast" to Train at the Arboretum  

On February 16th, more than fifty arborists arrived at the U.S. National Arboretum for a day of hands-on professional training with certified arborists and certified tree care safety professionals. The concurrent sessions covered rigging and crane removal of large trees and beginner climbing skills. The rigging and crane session was filled to capacity, with an indoor safety discussion and question and answer session followed by hands-on instruction removing a large white oak with a 75-ton crane. The climbing skills session started inside with a safety and equipment check, then moved outside where the five trainers gave individual climbing instruction to groups of three to five students, including one session given in Spanish.

Despite temperatures in the teens, attendees were enthusiastic. When asked about the cold, one participant said, “If I weren’t here, I would still be out working in this weather.” The National Arboretum thanks all of the dedicated trainers for their willingness to instruct under such daunting conditions and all of the attendees who came to increase their knowledge and skills.
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Grass Roots Initiative
An outdoor exhibit, lawn care information,
turfgrass research, and more!
Strategic Plan Finalized
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   Where science meets beauty"
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Insect Pests in Urban Landscapes
Experiment

A Proposed Classical Chinese Garden
at the U.S. National Arboretum.

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