Beloit College Magazine

Beloit College Magazine

Winter 2018 (January 2018)

Many Hands, 
Quick Work


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January 2018

Twenty-six students, aided by several members of Beloit’s grounds crew, planted more than 600 plants in a plot next to Pearsons Hall in September. 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.

[W18] Planting to Replace Old Tree
Photo by: Todd Anderbyrne.

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