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Fracture Trace
Rock Outcropping


Eastern Inner Loop

While fields of corn are a familiar sight now, the Arboretum will recreate specific habitats that have dwindled or nearly been eliminated on this land, including a savanna and a barrens community. Interpretive displays will help tell the story of this ridge and valley province, both before and after European settlement.

The arboretum will be a place of beauty, an important cultural feature of the University and the community.


Reconstructed Prairie Community in
Big Hollow

Source: Sasaki Associates, Inc.
The dominant space organization of the Arboretum is naturalistic, with an emphasis on large informal open areas of pasture, prairie, and turf surrounded by tree plantings, hedgerows, and woodlands…. It is proposed that a native prairie community be developed where there is now pasture.


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