Cosponsored by W.J. Beal Botanical Garden and Campus Arboretum
Frank W. Telewski Ph.D. Professor of Plant Biology and Curator, W.J. Beal Botanical Garden and Campus Arboretum The entire MSU campus is an arboretum containing over 48,000 trees and shrubs. The entire collection is used by many students and faculty to support teaching and research and also for outreach to the mid-Michigan community as well as for other institutions of higher education around the state, country and world. Some of our trees pre-date the establishment of the MSU campus, most were planted in the decades after its founding. But trees don't live forever, and in order to ensure a healthy and beautiful campus with a diverse collection of plant species, MSU has an active program to grow and plant new trees and shrubs on campus. This talk will review how a tree is first introduced to the campus, raised to planting size and then planted on the campus to continue the circle of life of trees.