Although many trees this time of year are still bare, Rod “The Tree Hunter” Haulenbeek insists they have many secrets to share in their bark, roots and buds.
Haulenbeek hosts a tree tour from 10 to 11:30 a.m. March 14 around the Wilbur D. May Arboretum & Botanical Garden at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, 1595 N. Sierra St. The arboretum consists of 13 acres of specialty gardens, outdoor courtyards, tree groves and wetland habitats.
Haulenbeek is a master gardener, certified arborist, member of the Reno Urban Forestry Commission and a volunteer with the city of Reno’s greenhouse.
Admission and parking are free, but those planning to attend “The Naked Truth About Trees” are asked to pre-register by calling 775-785-4153 or to email [email protected]
On the web:
Rod the Tree Hunter: http://rodthetreehunter.info
May Arboretum: https://www.washoecounty.us/parks/maycenterhome/arboretum/
May Arboretum Society: https://www.mayarboretumsociety.org
Carla has an undergraduate degree in journalism and more than 10 years experience as a daily newspaper reporter. She grew up in Jacksonville, Fla., moved to the Reno area in 2002 and wrote for the Reno Gazette-Journal for 8 years, covering a variety of topics. Prior to that, she covered local government in Fort Pierce, Fla.