University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum

University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum (HMHL5)

Location: Madison, WI 53713 Dane County
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N 43° 2.471', W 89° 25.844'

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Home of pioneering research on prescribed fire and prairie restoration

The Arboretum consists of 1,200 acres of restored and remnant prairies, savannas, wetlands and woodlands. Each of these plant communities provides a window into the natural heritage of southern Wisconsin before European settlers arrived in the 1830s.

Visitors can explore the plant communities of the Wisconsin Native Plant Garden and use miles of roads, trails and footpaths. You are also invited to the lawns and paths of the Longenecker Horticulture Gardens, a 60-acre site containing displays of labeled trees and shrubs from around the world.

In 1934, Aldo Leopold dedicated the Arboretum as an experiment to reconstruct a sample of original Wisconsin. Many of the ecological communities in the Arboretum are restorations, including Curtis Prairie, the oldest restored prairie in the world.

The Arboretum is a work in progress, the subject of constant study by University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty, students and visiting scholars. They are working to restore the extraordinary plant and animal diversity that was once commonplace.

Thousands of schoolchildren, teachers, families and individuals visit the Arboretum every year, enjoying and studying this outdoor research site.
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Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 6:08am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 302003 N 4768255
Decimal Degrees43.04118333, -89.43073333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 2.471', W 89° 25.844'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 2' 28.26" N, 89° 25' 50.64" W
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Area Code(s)608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2300 Longenecker Dr, Madison WI 53713, US
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