Limb by Limb

Limb by Limb

What provides that much needed oxygen that is so essential for our survival? What brings value to our lives, either as an investment in our homes or in our mental and physical wellbeing/health? The answer to that is simple. Trees!

Our trees at Hawthorn Hollow have been receiving some much needed TLC from Aaron Schauer and his students enrolled in the Arborist and Urban Forestry Technician program at Gateway Technical College. Future arborists and urban forestry technicians have been learning about the proper techniques to assess, trim, remove, and climb trees safely in our living laboratory. These real world experiences support the skill development needed by these students as they prepare for careers as arborists and urban forestry technicians. We are grateful for the assistance that these bright individuals are providing to improve the safety of our landscape and the health of our living treasures, trees. Thank you Aaron and student arborists for caring for our trees!

The Arborist and Urban Forestry Technician Program is a 2 year program at Gateway Technical College. If you know of someone who is interested in pursuing a career in the field of arboriculture or urban forestry, please contact Aaron Schauer, Instructor/ Program Director Arboriculture/ Urban Forestry – GTC at or 262-564-2464.

It’s Maple Sugarin’ Time!

It’s Maple Sugarin’ Time!

March is Maple


   Now offering k-5 Field Trips and Adult/Family Classes. 

Register now!

It’s Maple Sugarin’ Time at Hawthorn Hollow!  Come join us as we tap the trees in our sugar bush during the month of March.  Visitors will take a journey back in time and discover the magic of maple

The Sugar Maple and history of maple sugaring is an important part of Wisconsin’s heritage.  Through hands on activities  participants will experience through hands-on activities the arts and traditions of tapping a maple tree.  The visit provides a history of Native American traditions and techniques for capturing, collecting and cooking of maple syrup.

This program is for families and adults. It is a 2 hour outdoor program. Dress for the weather! Wear warm coats, hats, mittens, and boots if there is snow on the ground.

Field trips

We offer morning and afternoon sessions, Tuesday through Friday. Class size is limited 10 – 30 students, accommodating up to 60 students per session. Field trips are offered Tuesdays – Fridays in March. This program is tailored for grades k-5. Fee is $6 per person.


Adult & Family Programs

Offered Saturdays the 14th and 21st in March, 10am to Noon. Children 3-11 are $6. 12 to Adult are $10 each. For groups of 10 or more, please call us for price discounts and scheduling.


Please call us at 262-552-8196 or email Payment must be received in advance.


Hawthorn Hollow

880 Green Bay Road
Kenosha, WI 53144

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