The site of seminal research in ecological restoration, the Arboretum remains home to the oldest restored ecological communities in the world.
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.
The Arboretum was dedicated in 1934 and has served as a laboratory for generations of field ecologists, including the iconic conservationist Aldo Leopold.
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.
“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…