Conifer trees dot Longnecker Gardens in autumn.

Conifer trees dot Longnecker Gardens in autumn. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

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Arboretum: A Slice of Nature and Ecological History in the City In the Media

Students at the University of Wisconsin–Madison are fortunate to have many places where they can escape the campus hustle and bustle and get in touch with nature.

Whether it be…

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Photo of Karen Oberhauser, UW–Madison Arboretum director

Director's Note, December 2019 Arboretum News

“Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.”— Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It

To many people, the Arboretum represents a destination for regular respites…

Winter stalks and seedheads in the Native Plant Garden

Gardening with Native Plants: Winter Gardens Arboretum News

December brings short days, cold wind, snow and mixed wintry precipitation, and the first day of winter. It is one of the quietest months in the garden, at least on…

Cross-country skiers at the UW–Madison Arboretum (Photo: Jeff Miller/UW Communications)

Ski and Snowshoe Trail Information, 2019–20 Arboretum News

The Arboretum is prepared for snow! For visitors, that means a season of skiing, snowshoeing, and winter hiking. Winter hiking is permitted on all 17 miles of Arboretum trails unless otherwise…