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The stump of an Algonquin Pillar Swiss Mountain Pine Tree cut and stolen from the UW Arboretum

The stump of a rare Algonquin Pillar Swiss Mountain Pine Tree cut and stolen from the UW Arboretum, next to its remaining twin.

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Police stumped by theft of rare tree in Wisconsin capital

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Police are stumped by the theft of a rare pine tree from the University of Wisconsin Arboretum.

The 25-foot Algonquin Pillar Swiss Mountain pine was sawed…

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Hand holding several jumping worms (Amynthas species)

Most of Wisconsin has no native earthworms. What's with that?

Plenty of Wisconsin gardeners are suffering from worm confusion.

Alarms sounded a few years ago about invasive jumping worms, ramping up the anxiety for a pastime meant to enjoy and…

Hand holding several jumping worms (Amynthas species)

What’s with These Invasive “Crazy” Worms and Why Can’t We Get Rid of Them?

Tiny, wriggling horrors are hatching right now, under our feet, across the country.

No, not the billions of Brood X cicadas emerging throughout the eastern US. I’m talking…

Jumping worms in soil

Jumping Worms Are Eating — And Altering — Wisconsin's Forest and Garden Soils

After months of cold and snow, the arrival of mild spring weather is beckoning gardeners around Wisconsin. Yet increasingly, green thumbs are being tested by invasive pests that can wreak…

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