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The Winona State University Landscape Arboretum and the Great River Shakespeare Festival will host Tree and Garden Tours on the WSU campus every Saturday morning of the Great River Shakespeare Festival.

Groups will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Alumni Gazebo on the WSU campus for an hour-long tour of the campus arboretum. Tour dates include June 27, July 4, 11, 18, 25 and Aug. 1,

Tour guides will answer questions, discuss future plans for the arboretum and offer guidance for personal gardens.

In the event of rain, virtual tours of the campus, featuring the book Campus of Trees by William Meyer and Tom Grier, will be given in the Alumni Gazebo. In addition, visitors can learn more information about campus trees using the QR code signs in front of the trees.

In 2015 WSU was recognized as a Tree Campus USA for its conservation efforts with trees on campus and in the community. Tree Campus USA was started in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota as a way to promote a conservation discussion.

WSU continues its work in conservation with nearly 150 acres of acquired campus and nearby land for recreation, educational and scientific research involved in continuing conservation efforts.

For more information on the Great River Shakespeare Festival visit

For more information on these tours or the WSU Landscape Arboretum contact Gerald Landby at or visit

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