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University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum

Home of pioneering research on prescribed fire and prairie restoration

 
 
University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, June 25, 2009
1. University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum Marker
Inscription. The Arboretum consists of 1,200 acres of restored and remnant prairies, savannas, wetlands and woodlands. Each of these plant communities provides a window into the natural heritage of southern Wisconsin before European settlers arrived in the 1830s.

Visitors can explore the plant communities of the Wisconsin Native Plant Garden and use miles of roads, trails and footpaths. You are also invited to the lawns and paths of the Longenecker Horticulture Gardens, a 60-acre site containing displays of labeled trees and shrubs from around the world.

In 1934, Aldo Leopold dedicated the Arboretum as an experiment to reconstruct a sample of original Wisconsin. Many of the ecological communities in the Arboretum are restorations, including Curtis Prairie, the oldest restored prairie in the world.

The Arboretum is a work in progress, the subject of constant study by University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty, students and visiting scholars. They are working to restore the extraordinary plant and animal diversity that was once commonplace.

Thousands of schoolchildren, teachers, families and individuals visit the Arboretum every year, enjoying and studying this outdoor research site.
 
Location. 43° 2.471′ N, 89° 25.844′ W. Marker
University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum Entrance on Seminole Highway image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, June 25, 2009
2. University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum Entrance on Seminole Highway
is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is on Longenecker Drive 0.1 miles east of Arboretum Drive, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Madison WI 53711, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nakoma (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Spring Hotel (approx. 0.7 miles away); Old Spring Tavern (approx. 0.7 miles away); Plough Inn (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Plough Inn (approx. 0.9 miles away); Glenwood Children's Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); John M. Olin (approx. 1.1 miles away); Welcome to the Edgewood Park and Pleasure Drive (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyNatural FeaturesNatural Resources
 
University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum's Curtis Prairie image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, June 25, 2009
3. University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum's Curtis Prairie
Main building: University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, June 25, 2009
4. Main building: University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum
University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum Map image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, June 25, 2009
5. University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum Map
University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum Longenecker Garden image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, June 25, 2009
6. University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum Longenecker Garden
Marker at Arboretum Gate along Seminole Highway image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, June 25, 2009
7. Marker at Arboretum Gate along Seminole Highway
Michael B. Olbrich Memorial Entrance
1881 - 1929
University Alumnis and Regent
"The University Arboretum will bring into the lives of all something of the grace, color and beauty which nature intended all to share"
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,416 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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