COVID-19 and Visitor Updates

Recent updates. The Arboretum Visitor Center is open. Visitors, volunteers, and staff are required to wear masks while inside the building. Volunteer receptionists are staffing the reception desk. Restrooms, water bottle filling stations, and information are available. We ask visitors not to gather or linger longer than necessary in the… Read More

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All events are free and begin at the Visitor Center unless otherwise indicated.

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Jumping worms in soil

UW Arboretum Launches Community-based Research Survey on Jumping Worms

Jumping worms are a group of non-native invasive earthworms that are invading forests, gardens, and landscaped areas throughout the United States. The first confirmed population of jumping worms in Wisconsin was at the UW–Madison Arboretum in 2013. Most counties in the state have now reported populations of these earthworms. Endemic…

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