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The boardwalk from B1–B2 in Curtis Prairie runs over a stormwater channel and through a patch of invasive reed canary grass.

The boardwalk from B1–B2 in Curtis Prairie runs over a stormwater channel and through a patch of invasive reed canary grass.

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On the Trails: Arboretum Boardwalks Arboretum News

Arboretum trails invite hours of exploration for thousands of visitors. The nearly 20-mile trail system winds through prairies, savannas, woodlands, and wetlands, offering recreational opportunities for hikers and runners; scientific …

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The new Pinetum entrance and split-rail fence in Longenecker Horticultural Gardens.

A New Fence for Longenecker Horticultural Gardens Arboretum News

This past summer, the fence lining Longenecker Horticultural Gardens along Arboretum Drive started to get a makeover. Most of the old woven-wire fence was removed in May by this year’s …

The invasive

Statewide Jumping Worm Survey Arboretum News

Jumping worms (Amynthas spp.) are an invasive group of earthworms from Asia. They were officially confirmed in Wisconsin in 2013. Jumping worms can rapidly consume the leaf litter in forests, …

Field thistle seedheads

Gardening with Native Plants:  Space for Thistles Arboretum News

October is a transition month in the garden, with median first frost date mid-month, plants dying back, seeds dispersing, birds flocking and feeding on fruits and seeds, peak fall color, …

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