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Overland Park Fall Woodland Tour • Johnson County

Wednesday, Oct 10th, 2012 @ 1pm-3pm
Overland Park Arboretum • 8909 W. 179th. St. • Overland Park, KS • Map

Tour the woodlands at the Overland Park Arboretum. This 100+ acre woodland has just about every native Kansas tree imaginable. To name just a few we have giant Sycamores so large you cannot reach around them, White Ash, Green Ash, Yellow Buckeye, Pawpaws, Hackberry, Coffee Trees, Elms, Post Oak, Bur Oak, Shingle Oak, Hickory, Walnuts, native vines with color and berries. A few native perennials are still hanging on and some Violets, Blue Mist flowers, Campanula and a few others are blooming out of season because of the hot dry summer.
Meet at the Visitors Center and we will start at 1PM sharp. Just show up and be prepared to see some very nice woodlands. Ken O'Dell spends several hours each year in these woodlands and it still amazes him the variety of native trees, shrubs and woodland plants we have at the Overland Park Arboretum. This place is fantastic.
We have five KNPS KC region leaders to guide this tour. Loretta Craig, Lenora Larson, Elizabeth Petroske, Micky Louis and Ken O’Dell.

Contact: Ken O'Dell ken@springvalleynursery.com 913 837-5112

Sponsor: Kansas Native Plant Society

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33 people attended the event.

We had a fantastic group of 33 KNPS members and guests take a two hour woodland tour at the bottomlands of the Overland Park Arboretum in Overland Park, Kansas on Wednesday, October 10th. A very enthusiastic group of very knowledgeable native tree experts and we figured out every tree on the arboretum. The weather was perfect. 65 degrees, low breeze, sunny. Some members traveled several miles to get here and it was nice to see them again. We already have three dates set aside for spring wildflower tours at the OP Arboretum in Johnson County, Kansas and we are lining up dates and tours for Leavenworth, Wyandotte and Miami County all in Kansas. Micky Louis sent this picture of our group. Micky, Thanks. Ken O'Dell

Overland Park Fall Woodland Tour
Overland Park Fall Woodland Tour

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