Fall Festival for Maxwell Arboretum is Oct. 15

October 6, 2015

Lincoln, Neb. — The public is invited to the Friends of Maxwell Arboretum's fall festival on Oct. 15. This annual, family-friendly event will take place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Earl G. Maxwell Arboretum, near 38th and Holdrege streets on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's East Campus.

This year's theme, "A Tree-mendous Celebration," honors the benefits of trees. Events include children's activities, a scavenger hunt and self-guided tour, a free plant from the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, a tree planting and visits from Archie the Mammoth and Smokey Bear. Free UNL Dairy Store ice cream, Kimmel Orchard apples, and popcorn from the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture will be provided. There will also be opportunities to talk with tree and insect experts and other plant specialists.

Parking is available in the UNMC Dental College parking lot, the East Campus Loop and areas near the UNL Dairy Store.

Sponsors are the Friends of Maxwell Arboretum, UNL Garden Friends and UNL Landscape Services. Additional booths and displays will be provided by the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, UNL Entomology, the Nebraska Forest Service, Maxwell Creek Restoration Project-Landscape Services, the University of Nebraska State Museum (Morrill Hall), the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, UNL Gardens, Lincoln Parks and Recreation and the Nebraska Nut Growers Association.

For more information, visit http://unlgardens.unl.edu or look for the event on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/unlgardens.

Emily Levine
Friends of Maxwell Arboretum
402-472-6274
elevine2@unl.edu