New Arboretum Trees Planted in the Fall of 2012
Thanks to a grant from American Forests, in the fall of 2012 Friends of Maxwell Arboretum (FOMA) was able to facilitate the planting of 26 trees in the arboretum! This is the largest planting in Maxwell in recent memory and FOMA is proud to have made it possible. On September 25, the first of two days of planting, students in Kim Todd's Landscape Management class, members of FOMA, UNL Landscape Services staff, and East Campus tree lovers planted fifteen trees as part of the Landscape Systems day during UN-L's week-long Land Grant Celebration honoring the 150th anniversary of the passage of the Morrill Act. One tree was planted for each decade with a commemorative tree placed at the Loerch Gazebo. A few weeks later, Prof. Todd's students planted an additional eleven trees.
Planting the new Acer tataricum, the FOMA tree, during the fall 2012 Maxwell Arboretum tree planting day:
IANR Vice Chancellor Ronnie Green FOMA President Ted Hartung
Scott Josiah, Director, Nebraska Forest Service Jeff Culbertson, UNL Landscape Services
Irv Omtedt, FOMA Vice President Emily Casper, UNL Campus Landscape Architect
Justin Evertson, FOMA Secretary and NE Forest Service Bud Dasenbrock, FOMA Vice President
Assoc. Prof. Kim Todd and Landscape Management class
Bud Dasenbrock Eileen Bergt, Director UNL Landscape Services
The new Tatarian Maple was planted under the arching branches of this magnificent 'Maxwell' Honeylocust which itself was planted during the dedication of Maxwell Arboretum, June 8, 1969 by the late Harlan Hamernik.