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Revealing a Hidden Oasis: A Site Analysis and Conceptual Master Plan for the Northland Arboretum.

Tschida, Jamie.

Located in the Brainerd-Baxter area, the Northland Arboretum helps to conserve rare and unique plant communities, provides visitors a rich education and offers beautiful amenities that can be used for many recreational activities, such as walking, hiking, birding, gardening and cross-country skiing. Since the arboretum began in the 1970s, a number of different ideas for the site have been implemented. There has been a lack of continuity over the years with changes in staff. Through turnover, valuable information pertaining to the site's history has been lost, and the organization and design of the site has suffered as well. It is imperative that plans and goals be made for the long-range future of the site to improve the status of the arboretum and to more fully develop the ideas of its mission. This report makes recommendations for a master plan and long-range management of the arboretum. These recommendations are based on three months of research on the physical aspects of the site and are meant to begin the discussion among arboretum stakeholders about the arboretum's future.

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Prepared in partnership with the Northland Arboretum by the Community Assistantship Program (CAP) administered by the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
21 pp.
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