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A rusty-patched bumblebee on Culver’s root in the UW–Madison Arboretum. The Arboretum’s prairies, woodlands and gardens are a paradise for the rusty-patched and at least a dozen other bumblebee species. PHOTO: SUSAN DAY/UW–MADISON ARBORETUM

A rusty-patched bumblebee on Culver’s root in the UW–Madison Arboretum. The Arboretum’s prairies, woodlands and gardens are a paradise for the rusty-patched and at least a dozen other bumblebee species. PHOTO: SUSAN DAY/UW–MADISON ARBORETUM

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Happy in the Arb, Endangered in the World In the Media

“This winter may now feel a shade lonelier for a handful of bumble bee princesses tucked away underground in the University of Wisconsin–Madison Arboretum, but they will probably wake up …

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Land care staff mowing brush in Curtis Prairie, December 2016 (Photo: Christopher Kregel)

Land Care Report: Curtis Prairie Brush Clearing Arboretum News

In fall 2014, I wrote an article about the challenge of woody species such as smooth sumac (Rhus glabra) and gray dogwood (Cornus racemosa) invading Curtis Prairie, our showcase …

Garden Talk: Pruning and Woody Ornamentals In the Media

David Stevens, Longenecker Horticultural Garden curator, was on the Larry Meiller Show on WPR, January 6, 2017, taking questions about woody ornamentals, tree health, and pruning.

Iris (photo: Don Julie)

Art on View: The Arboretum through the Seasons Arboretum News

In January and February, images by four local photographers will be on display in the Arboretum Visitor Center.

“The Arboretum Through the Seasons” will feature photographs by Rich Armstrong, Bob Jaeger, Don Julie, and …

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