Horticulture -

“the art and science of growing flowers, fruits, vegetables, trees and shrubs resulting in the development of the minds and emotions of individuals, the enrichment and health of communities, and the integration of the ‘garden’ in the breadth of modern civilization.” (Diane Relf, Prof of Horticulture at Virginia Polytechnic University)

Return Of The Oaks

With Fall season comes beautiful fall colors, and scary Halloween stories like...View Blog
...the Return of the...Oaks?
Actually, the Return of the Oaks is not scary at all!
McHenry County without them is!
In an exciting article by Rose Rankin, recently published in the Northwest Quarterly, Return of the Oaks eloquently describes the efforts being made to save the “majestic but disappearing trees”.
McHenry County Nursery, Glacier Oaks Nursery, The Land Conservancy of McHenry County, McHenry County Conservation District are just a few of the organizations committed to making sure these old forests and historic trees - their conservation and regeneration - make a comeback.

Click here to read about the Chicago Gateway Green TREEcago project.

You can find Northwest Quarterly at Barnes & Noble, Borders, Book World or Click here for subscription information

Click here for more information on the Oaks grown at Besson's McHenry County Nursery

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