Hackfalls Arboretum revisited

Berry, Bob
November 2007
New Zealand Tree Grower;Nov2007, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p14
This article focuses on the Hackfalls Arboretum in New Zealand. The main maintenance requirements of the arboretum are cleaning up after storm damage and tree surgery. According to the author, there are four white oaks at Hackfalls. There are also Mexican species of both red and white oaks. Quercus insignis, which has large leaves that are dark and downy when they first appear, is the most outstanding species. Acorn, maples and rhododendrons are other collections at Hackfalls. Some of the maples are Acer palmatum cultivars while the rest are species from wild seed, as well as a few hybrids. With regards to the cataloguing, the Hackfalls plant collection are kept in a compact printed form and a more extensive compact disc (CD) form.


Related Articles

  • High Ground. Licht, Paul // Horticulture;Feb2005, Vol. 102 Issue 1, p82 

    Comments on the role of botanical gardens and arboretums in nursery trade and gardening. Benefits brought by botanical gardens to both novice and experienced gardeners; Importance of botanical gardens to plant collecting; Reason behind the need for volunteers in botanical gardens.

  • National Arboretum celebrates 75 years.  // American Nurseryman;5/12/002, Vol. 195 Issue 9, p18 

    Reports the start of the 75th anniversary celebration of the U.S. National Arboretum with planting of a red maple on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol. Conduction of the event by arboretum director Thomas Elias; Attendance of Senator Christopher Bond at the event; Establishment of the National...

  • Third Oak Open Day in the Netherlands and Belgium. Jablonski, Eike // International Oaks;Summer1998, Issue 8, p5 

    The article focuses on the Third Annual Oak Open Day organized by the International Oak Society held in the Netherlands and Belgium from September 27 to 28, 1997. Members visited the Arboretum Trompenburg wherein around 200 different oaks are grown. The second day of the event started with a...

  • Kew identifies caterpillar risk.  // Horticulture Week;7/10/2008, p7 

    The article reports on the increased number of destructive caterpillars of the oak processionary moth found at Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, England. It states that Kew's arboretum team has destroyed around 500 nests in almost 100 oaks in 2008, compared to only 185 nets destroyed in 45 trees in...

  • STANDING TALL. Wilson, Zann // Chicagoland Gardening;May/Jun2007, Vol. 13 Issue 3, p88 

    The article presents information on Taltree Arboretum and Gardens in Northwest Indiana, which specializes in growing oak trees, founded by couple Damien and Rita Gabis in 1992. It says that the maturing of an oak requires more than a human lifetime to complete. According to Damien, the concept...

  • The Mexican Oak National Collection. Rodríguez-Acosta, Maricela // International Oaks;Dec1999, Issue 9, p166 

    The article focuses on Mexico's national oak collection. In 1995, the Mexican Association of Botanic Gardens established the National Plant Collections as their contribution to the conservation efforts of the Mexican government. It led to the creation of the Mexican Oak Collection started by the...

  • Return to China for rare rhododendrons.  // New Scientist;1/6/96, Vol. 149 Issue 2011, p10 

    Reports on the repatriation of Chinese rhododenrons to China from the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh, Scotland. Establishment of conservation centers for rhododendrons in China.

  • Natural way to draw a crowd. Denitto, Emily // Crain's New York Business;12/07/98, Vol. 14 Issue 49, p11 

    Reports on the upcoming groundbreaking of the Chinese Scholar's Garden at the Staten Island Botanical Garden, in New York City. Acreage of the botanical park; Expected growth in the attendance of crowds that will be attracted to the garden; Overview on business and individual contracts provided...

  • WINTER PALACE. Klinkenborg, Verlyn // Town & Country;Dec2005 Special Issue, p234 

    The article features the New York Botanical Garden.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics