Tag Arboretum

Search committee chooses 3 finalists for UW Arboretum director

February 2, 2017

Widely recognized as the site of historic research in ecological restoration, the Arboretum includes the oldest and most varied collection of restored ecological communities in the world.

Sunrise at the Arboretum

January 4, 2017

The sun rose on a cold and quiet University of Wisconsin–Madison Arboretum on Jan. 4. Temperatures were only in the single digits, and most students were still gone on winter break.

Arboretum prairies offer rare refuge for vanishing bumblebee

October 4, 2016

A proposal by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to seek endangered status for the rusty-patched bumblebee has focused renewed attention on bumblebees living in the 1,200-acre natural area.

Voracious Asian jumping worms strip forest floor and flood soil with nutrients

September 8, 2016

Asian jumping worms, an invasive species first found in Wisconsin in 2013, may do their work too well, speeding up the exit of nutrients from the soil before plants can process them.

Arboretum director search underway

August 2, 2016

The site of seminal research in ecological restoration, the Arboretum remains home to the oldest restored ecological communities in the world.

Prescribed burn at Arboretum

March 29, 2016

The University of Wisconsin–Madison Arboretum’s fire crew plans to conduct prescribed burns in the Native Plant Garden plots around the Arboretum Visitor Center.

Arboretum review seeks to strengthen iconic research program

February 24, 2016

The Arboretum was dedicated in 1934 and has served as a laboratory for generations of field ecologists, including the iconic conservationist Aldo Leopold.

Photo essay: A Birthday Feast for the Eyes

September 19, 2013

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of ecologist John T. Curtis' birth on Sept. 20, 1913, we share some moments from a recent early morning spent exploring Curtis Prairie at the UW–Madison Arboretum.

A Walk in the Woods

October 15, 2012

“Come to the woods, for here is rest.” Naturalist John Muir could have been describing the UW Arboretum when his words were published in Atlantic …