Elm Tree on Bascom Hill

Elm Tree on Bascom Hill

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Caption: Undergraduate students including Holly Flocker (in pink) and Garrett Prybylo (in blue) study and nap beneath a sesquicentennial American elm tree (Ulmus americana), in front of Birge Hall at the top of Bascom Hill. In 1851, just two years after the opening of the University of Wisconsin, over 700 elm trees were planted on the new campus, including two rows along the parallel Bascom Hill walkways. Only a few of the original elms remain; those that survived Dutch Elm disease and past construction projects are counted among the several historic trees on the UW-Madison campus.

Photo by: Michael Forster Rothbart

Date: 2006

Tagged as: Campus Natural AreasFall / AutumnStudying