Photo: Joshua Mayer

Photo: Joshua Mayer

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A Living Legacy of Research at the Arboretum In the Media

Established on what was previously farmland, the UW–Madison Arboretum was initially a place to study the inner workings of Wisconsin’s prairies and recapture what the area’s landscape looked like before …

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UW–Madison Arboretum Hosts Native Gardening Conference Arboretum News

Promoting Sustainable Gardening Practices and the Use of Native Plants in Home Landscapes

The Arboretum will host its 2018 Native Gardening Conference, “Native by Design: Gardening for a Sustainable Future,” …

Karen Oberhauser, UW–Madison Arboretum director (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW–Madison)

Being Outside—Happiness, Health, and Hazards Arboretum News

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I’m happiest when I’m outside. I love hiking and biking in natural areas, learning new plant and animal species, recognizing those I already know, and soaking in the …

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Gardening with Native Plants: Worts and Weeds, pt. 2 Arboretum News

In the native plant garden, August is a transition month between mid-summer growth and fall colors, flowers, and seed heads. Garden tasks are weeding, planting, trimming along walks and garden …