Wonder what has happened in the Arboretum over the past year?
Each year we compile our major accomplishments to share with friends of the college in our annual report. Because we can only report on a small fraction of our work, please feel free to be in touch if you have any questions or would like more information about any of these projects.
The Arboretum continues to be an important location for both the Carleton Community and Northfield residents to learn about and enjoy the natural world. The enclosed report highlights our efforts to help interpret the Arboretum to our visitors with our new interpretive signs. Utilizing the wonderful skills of Nat Case, a Carleton Alumni from the class of 1988, the signs were designed to both educate the reader about some facet of the Arboretum as well as to inspire them to think more deeply about that topic.
The Arboretum also provides an exceptional location for biological research. We report on newly initiated research projects with the Minnesota Zoo and the Department of Natural Resources focused on the state-listed Wood Turtle and the impacts of road salt on water quality.
Each year at Reunion we offer a service project for attendees who wish to “give back” to the Arboretum. Read about the efforts of the class of 1973 providing more than labor at the service project this year.
Reports from previous years are also available if you want to catch up on all things Arboretum!