Visual display of the Aldo Leopold papers : 9/25/10-2 : Organizations, Committees

				
 
 
Tree Planting Program -2. 
 
 
Prof. G. Wm. Longenecker 
     Horticulturist and Landscape Architect, University of Wisconsin 
     Director of the University Arboretum 
 
Mr. Leo L. Lunenschloss 
     Director, Madison and Wisconsin Foundation 
     Father of the Madison East Side tree planting program 
 
Prof. A. Joyce Riker 
     Plant Pathologist, University of Wisconsin 
 
kr. Harry D. Tiemann 
     Kiln Dry Expert, U. S. Forest Products Laboratory 
 
Prof. Fred B. Trenk 
     Agricultural Engineer, University of Wisconsin 
 
Mr. Howard F. Weiss (deceased) 
     Director, kadison and Wisconsin Foundation 
     Graduate Yale School of Forestry 
     Formerly Associate Director, U. S. Forest Products Laboratory 
 
Prof. S. A. Wilde 
     Soils Department, University of Wisconsin 
 
Mr. Fred G. Wilson 
      Sup't Co-operative Forestry, Wisconsin State Conservation 
        Commission. 
 
 J. W. Jackson 
      Executive Director, the Madison and Wisconsin Foundation 
      1dember of the University Arboretum Committee 
 
 
      The committee held several meetings during which the scope 
 of its activities was determined. Its first decision was that 
 in order to pass intelligent, helpful judgment on what should 
 properly be done, it was necessary to have an inventory of 
 existing street shade trees, with a report on the variety and 
 condition of each individual tree. Such a survey was thereupon 
 set up by City Forester as a W P A project. It was made during 
 the year 1940, and a summary thereon is included with this re- 
 port. 
 
      The committee gave careful consideration to practically 
 all of the street trees that might be considered desirable 
 to plant in the Madison locality as judged from the standpoint 
 of beauty, durability, longevity, hardihood, ability to with- 
 stand temperatures, summer and winter storms, and susceptibility 
 to disease. Their conclusions and recommendations constitute 
 one of the major phases of the report. 
 
      From what has been learned from other cities throughout 
 the country, it appears unlikely that at any other point has 
 this matter of a permanent street tree program been gone