Formatwatercolor and colored marker on illustration board
Dimensions35.5 cm W x 56 cm H (Item)
Primarily textual teaching aid depicting Arboretum landscape. This material describes the grazed and cut-over land that was added to the Arboretum, including the effects of fencing out cattle.
[Illustration of a tree stump] Header: CUT-OVER AND GRAZED LAND was added to the Arboretum in 1910 [image of a cow's head with its tongue out]
Text and illustrations from top to bottom:
- [Depicted in stylized scroll] THE RECORD:
- 1. No big trees in this area [illustration of a tree with a large red "X" over it]
- 2. Many stump sprouts [sketch of stump sprouts]
- 3. Many aspens and big-toothed poplars [sketch of aspens and poplars]
- 4. Young oaks, many of the same age [sketch of oaks]
- INTERPRETATION of THE RECORD:
- 1. Aspens and big-toothed poplars grow in sunny places.
- 2. The even age oaks show by their annual rings that they started growing on the year that the Arboretum fenced cows from this area.
- 3. The wild flowers have returned steadily to this area. There was only thistles, milkweed, dandelions, and other tough ones, there when the cattle were fenced out. Now there are trilliums, spring beauties, blood-root, may-apple, and many, many, others.