I would donate them to the Weyerhaeuser exhibit where I know the trees get better care than the National Arbo.
That is to say that I would have trees worthy of that type of display...that alone would be a HUGE compliment!
I thought I've heard that the Weyerhouse collection is going to be sold and terminated.
...where I know the trees get better care than the National Arbo.
Jason...I am really disappointed that you would make a statement like that on a public forum.
I might ask what you have done to help improve conditions at the National Arboretum? Wasn't it just a year or so ago that funding was pulled or significantly slashed??? As I am sure you are aware, the National Collection is not a private enterprise and as such relies on our support.
The collection is one of the few public faces of our beloved hobby/art/craft. One in which I know you are invested deeply with your time, efforts and most likely money. Perhaps if more people like you were more interested in supporting the cause as opposed to publicly talking down about it the collection could be something we could all be proud of...
just a little food for thought.
the last time that i was there (national arboretum), October, the bonsais appeared much better taken care of than previous visits. met the curator, and he seems committed to preserving them. there was some construction going on to improve the watering system, all in all clean and beautifully displayed
That was my experience this year as well versus last year.
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