It's true, we lost some stately and beautiful trees in the process of bringing much needed updates to the UW-Eau Claire campus. But the good news is that we are well on our way to restoring much of the green to our landscape.
If you've landed on this page, it's likely because you are taking a stroll through campus and have come upon one of the tree-identifying plaques that directed you here.
The signage throughout the campus arboretum is provided through the generosity of Thomas and Sissy Bouchard and identifies the different species of trees scattered across campus.
Much of the re-greening of campus can be attributed to the Centennial 100 Trees Project (see related story), a student-faculty-staff initiative launched in 2016. As the name implies, the project added 100 trees back to the campus landscape over the course of the UW-Eau Claire Centennial Celebration year in the hopes of establishing the arboretum.
Creation of the arboretum was one of several steps that led to UW-Eau Claire's designation as a Tree Campus USA college by the Arbor Day Foundation. In earning the designation, UW-Eau Claire also established a campus tree advisory committee, a campus tree care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its tree program, an annual Arbor Day observance and a student service-learning project related to tree initiatives. Learn more about UW-Eau Claire's Tree Campus USA designation.
See the tree locator map for assistance in identifying the species as you make your way through campus, and enjoy the growing beauty.