American Transmission Company Begins Work Along Arboretum Property


The American Transmission Company (ATC) will be erecting power lines along the eastbound beltline near the Arboretum starting this summer. To accommodate the new power lines, ATC will be conducting tree and brush removal north of the Grady Tract, starting this week. Arboretum staff have identified several high quality oak trees along the beltline to be preserved. In addition, arborists will clear invasive species and hazard trees along the Arboretum fence to improve safety while serving our ecological restoration goals for that area.

Located between Lake Wingra and the West Beltline Highway at 1207 Seminole Highway, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum features the restored prairies, forests and wetlands of pre-settlement Wisconsin. This 1,260-acre arboretum also houses flowering trees, shrubs and a world-famous lilac collection. Educational tours for groups and the general public, science and nature-based classes for all ages and abilities, and a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for groups, families and individuals are available.