Tag Plants

Study suggests trees are crucial to the future of our cities

March 25, 2019

According to a new UW–Madison study, the right amount of tree cover can lower summer daytime temperatures in a city by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit.

Barley experiment reveals plant science to fifth-graders

March 15, 2019

A big part of 5th grade science project is the emphasis on using controls and variables in scientific experiment. How much water did you use? How often did you water? Did using hot or cold water make a difference?

To expand exports, Wisconsin ginseng industry relies on UW–Madison expert

February 4, 2019

The Wisconsin Ginseng Board came to Professor Ann McGuidwin to explore ways to assure Taiwan that the fresh roots would contain none of the R. similis nematode.

Corn that acquires its own nitrogen identified, reducing need for fertilizer

August 7, 2018

The corn secretes copious globs of mucus-like gel harboring bacteria that convert atmospheric nitrogen into a usable form, answering a longtime quest of scientists.

Spring splendor

May 24, 2018

Little can compare to spring in the UW Arboretum — especially when that spring was slow to show its face. In the Longenecker Horticultural Gardens, the blossoming trees, buzzing bees and strutting turkeys celebrate the return of warm weather in Madison.

New Arboretum director continues legacy of restoration, teaching

November 14, 2017

As fall slowly hardens to winter in Madison, part of Karen Oberhauser’s new job is to walk the trails of the UW–Madison Arboretum, getting a sense not just for the geography, but for the land itself. That’s because the land Oberhauser walks is now under her care.

Arboretum conference offers native gardeners guidance, ideas Sept. 17

September 1, 2017

As fall approaches and the sun gets lower in the sky, mark the end of one growing season by planning for the next at the University of Wisconsin–Madison Arboretum’s annual Native Gardening Conference.

Lakeshore researchers learn to fight weeds by studying them

July 12, 2017

Six student volunteers are helping pare back invasive weeds in the Lakeshore Nature Preserve while also advancing research on how to best control invasive species in disturbed environments.