Have a gardening question?
Contact Chrissy Wen, your Horticulture Educator with UW Cooperative Extension in Walworth County.
Walworth County UW-Extension
100 W. Walworth Street
P.O. Box 1001
Elkhorn, WI 53121
Please stop by the office, call, or email with any horticulture related questions!
Recent Horticulture Posts
What is it? Bronze Birch Borer (Agrilus anxious) is a serious pest of birch trees in the Midwest. It can severely injure or kill most birch species; European white birch varieties are particularly susceptible. They are commonly found on ornamental white birch trees in neighborhood areas. Bronze birch borer attacks stressed trees, and the source of […]
Have you heard of the Emerald Ash Borer? You should if you have ever been to a camp, park or trail location in WI and across the United States and Canada. Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis) is an invasive, wood boring beetle. It kills ash trees (Fraxinus spp) by eating the tissues under the bark. […]
June is a critical moment during the year for Gypsy Moth control. In June, gypsy moth caterpillars can be seen on tree trunks, sides of buildings, benches, playground equipment, or any outdoor furniture. The UW-Extension office has already received multiple samples of gypsy moth caterpillars from citizens that are unaware of the problem that they […]
Get ready for the 2018 summer tractor safety course! WISCONSIN ACT 455 requires any youth under the age of 16 to hold a certificate of safety training in order to operate a tractor on any public road. This course meets that requirement! Kenosha and Racine UW-Extension is offering this year’s 24 hour program designed to […]
Walworth County Volunteer Services needs your help! There are parks in Walworth County that you can call hidden gems. Volunteer Services needs help maintaining the parks with trail maintenance, invasive species removal, and park improvements. Enjoy the rewarding opportunity to spend some time outdoors at any of these beautiful parks and know that you made […]
The 2018 Prairie Walk is right around the corner! There is a very exciting and interesting theme this year. This year’s theme is WETLANDS, WOODLANDS and WILDLIFE. The walk will take place on Century Oaks Farm in Burlington, WI by Dyer Lake. This event will occur rain or shine so dress appropriately for the weather. […]
This past winter was particularly hard on evergreen trees and shrubs. This spring it’s been a common sight to see evergreens with brown needles which is a sign of Winter Burn. The University of Minnesota has a great article to help learn more about Winter Burn and how to deal with plants that are effected by it.