ARBORETUM NEWS (NEWS)

Brush and Tree removal at Marion Dunn Pond this Summer

FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2013

Ten years ago, this stormwater detention pond was dredged and new outlets to West Wingra Marsh were installed. Since that time, brush and trees have grown up on the pond berm.

Now, those are being removed to maintain the stability of the pond berm, and prevent leaves and woody debris from clogging the pond outlets.

When complete, the pond berm will return to its original low vegetation with a view of the Marsh and Lake Wingra.

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.