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‘Christmas Cheer’ vernal witch-hazel, December 8, 2020, in Longenecker Horticultural Gardens

‘Christmas Cheer’ vernal witch-hazel, December 8, 2020, in Longenecker Horticultural Gardens

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Winter Interest in the Horticultural Collection

Fall Color in Evergreen Conifers

Some needle-bearing trees are deciduous – such as larch and bald cypress, which display impressive fall color – but most conifers retain needles year-round. However,…

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Rainbow over Curtis Prairie

Ranger Activities During the Pandemic

This year, the Arboretum has been busier than ever with visitors looking for safe outdoor activities. We deeply value being a resource for people during these challenging times. The increase…

Photo of Karen Oberhauser, UW–Madison Arboretum director

Director’s Note, January 2021

A query sent to our info@ email address brought up important issues about the history of the land that now comprises the Arboretum and the way we share that history.…

Monarch butterfly on blazing-star in Native Plant Garden

Monarchs and the Endangered Species Act

On August 26, 2014, the Center for Biological Diversity, Center for Food Safety, Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, and the late monarch expert Dr. Lincoln Brower petitioned the Secretary of…

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