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  Ted Hartung

IANR Vice Chancellor Ronnie Green                                      FOMA President Ted Hartung


Scott Josiah       Jeff Culbertson

Scott Josiah, Director, Nebraska Forest Service                                      Jeff Culbertson, UNL Landscape Services

 Irv Omtvedt planting  Emily Casper planting

Irv Omtedt, FOMA Vice President                                             Emily Casper, UNL Campus Landscape Architect


Justin E. planting  Bud D. et al

Justin  Evertson, FOMA Secretary and NE Forest Service                  Bud Dasenbrock, FOMA Vice President


Kim Todd and class  Ted Hartung planting

Assoc. Prof. Kim Todd and Landscape Management class


Bud Dasenbrock  Eileen Bergt planting

Bud Dasenbrock                                                                         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.