We're ExpandingThe Trees for Health Arboretum will be expanding into the area north of the garden towards the Boys and Girls Campfire Camp. Eventually there will be a native oak circle in the area. Since oaks are very slow growing, the field will be planted with beneficial natives and drought tolerant plants, including milkweed or butterfly weed, Asclepias tuberosa.
This milkweed is the natural food of the monarch butterfly and will provide habitat that is much needed. The monarch butterfly has been impacted all over the continent by the reduction of “weeds” like milkweed, and particularly by the use of herbicides such as RoundUp. In traditional herbal medicine, Asclepias tuberosa is known as pleurisy root and has been used to combat all sorts of lung conditions. There is some milkweed already growing in the garden, near the coffee plant. Come pay a visit.
Come Join Us!
If you are interested in helping in the garden: Friday morning from 7:30-10:00 a regular work party meets in the garden. If you are interested in joining us, just show up. Rain cancels. If you want more information, email us and express your interest in the Trees for Health Arboretum.