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TREE PLANTING PROGRAM Foreword: Because of the large contribution which Madison's shade trees make to life hereabouts, they constitute one of the city's most valuable possessions. World travelers who have enthused over the natural beauty of Madison's setting, the majesty of the Capitol, and the character of the University, have been still more deeply impressed by the glory of its trees. In keeping with its purpose to foster and encourage whatever tends to make Madison still better for living and working, the Foundation has taken deep interest in the wel- fare of the city's trees. In January, 1939, a special com- mittee was appointed for the purpose of studying the exist- ing situation and bringing in a report with recommendations that would serve as a guide for the Madison tree program for many years to come. Inasmuch as it is the Foundation's aim to work in close cooperation with the City administration and all of its agen- cies, it was made clear at the outset that the tree program was to be developed with and for the full benefit of the Madison Park Commission and the City Forester. The personnel of the committee included many of the foremost scientists in their fields, and clearly evidences Madison's good fortune in having so readily available for the solution of its problems men who are recognized as state and national authorities. The Committee: James G. Marshall City Forester Prof. Pranz A. Aust Horticulturist, and Consulting Landscape Architect, University of Wisconsin E. L. Chambers State Entomologist Prof. Norman C. Fassett Botanist, University of Wisconsin Prof. E. M. Gilbert Botanist, University of Wisconsin Prof. Aldo Leopold Wildlife Management, University of Wisconsin Graduate Yale School of Forestry Formerly Associate Director, U.S. Forest Products Laboratory Research Director, University of Wisconsin Arboretum