Maxwell Arboretum spring celebration is May 12

May 3, 2016

Lincoln, Neb. — The public is invited to the Friends of Maxwell Arboretum's spring celebration on May 12. 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, 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 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.

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 Recycling, the Nebraska Forest Service, the University of Nebraska State Museum, Lower Platte South NRD, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, UNL Gardens, Lincoln Parks and Recreation and the Nebraska Nut Growers Association. .

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

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Emily Levine 
Friends of Maxwell Arboretum