Many Hands, Quick Work
The location is where a 250-year-old bur oak tree came down earlier in the year during a spring storm. The students, enrolled in Biology 121 (Botany), should expect to see the fruits of their labor come spring, when a succession of flowers will bloom, drawing bees, hummingbirds, and other pollinators.
Botanist and Professor of Biology Yaffa Grossman teaches the class and planned the project. The garden shares space with three witch hazel bushes and a newly planted bur oak tree, which was dedicated last fall in honor of Dick Newsome, professor emeritus of biology.