Fall 2012 Maxwell Arboretum Plantings

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.

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version of this map showing all of the trees planted

fall 2012 FOMA planting map

Planting the new Acer tataricum , the FOMA tree, during the fall 2012 Maxwell Arboretum tree planting day:

Ronnie green

IANR Vice Chancellor Ronnie

Ted HartungFOMA President Ted Hartung

Scott Josiah

Scott Josiah, Director, Nebraska Forest Service

Jeff Culbertson

Jeff Culbertson, UNL Landscape Services

Irv Omtvedt planting

Irv Omtedt, FOMA Vice President

Emily Casper planting

Emily Casper, UNL Campus Landscape Architect

Justin E. planting

Justin  Evertson, FOMA Secretary and NE Forest Service

Bud D. et al

Bud Dasenbrock, FOMA Vice President

Kim Todd and class

Assoc. Prof. Kim Todd and Landscape Management class

Ted Hartung planting

Bud Dasenbrock

Bud Dasenbrock

Eileen Bergt planting

Eileen Bergt, Director UNL Landscape Services

Maxwell honey locust

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.