Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Linnaeus Arboretum

"Linnaeus Arboretum, on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College, provides an environment to educate the mind, revive the spirit, exercise the heart, and delight in Minnesota's natural history.

The arboretum is named for Carl Linnaeus (1707–1778), a Swedish botanist who devised the binomial nomenclature system (Latin genus and species) we use today. The arboretum was established in 1973 with the planting of tree seedlings on what had previously been agricultural land.

The three major natural ecosystems found in Minnesota are represented in the arboretum including the northern conifer forests, prairies of the south and west, and deciduous forests from central Minnesota. Formal gardens surround the Melva Lind Interpretive Center and include over 100 species of cultivated trees introduced from other regions." http://gustavus.edu/arboretum/

4 comments:

  1. Hi Tammmy haven't heard from you in a while. Hope your summer is going good!!

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  2. Thank you sharing these beautiful photos and description.
    Hugs Anja

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  3. Some really spectacular photos you have given us. I was surprised to read who created the genus and species filing system. I never cease to learn and I appreciate you sharing this with us.

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