Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum
Home of pioneering research on prescribed ﬁre and prairie restoration
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 Touch 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); Indian Bird Effigy Mound (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
Categories. • 20th Century • Natural Features • Natural Resources •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2010, by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,465 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on January 15, 2010, by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.