Katherine Esposito

This article originally appeared in "Isthmus" on Sept. 8, 2000. more

Apr 7, 2011 2:00 PM From the archives

This video was produced in concert with an article on developments affecting Madison's urban forest. It shows UW-Madison Prof. Phil Townsend pointing out features of these woods, and explaining his vision for its preservation and improvement. Students in Townsend's remote-sensing class have set out to collect data on the city's canopy. more

Jan 28, 2010 4:00 PM News

Madison Ald. Marsha Rummel says it's about time. The city of Madison is now drafting new rules requiring the protection of trees during construction and levying fines for violations. "It's better because it's going to be upfront, and the expectation is that everybody is there to protect trees," says Rummel of the new policy, which will likely be presented to the city's Board of Public Works next month. more

Jan 28, 2010 3:00 PM News

In August 2006, Madison city forester Marla Eddy sent an email to John Fahrney, a city engineer, asking why a road construction firm had damaged the roots of five street trees on Jenifer and Spaight streets even after forestry staff hung "No Root Cut" signs on the trees. It was the second recorded incident that summer. more

Oct 2, 2009 2:00 PM Isthmus Cover Stories


Gary Tipler

I imagine a sniper in the sky, picking them off, one by one. Ping! There goes a tree on Waubesa Street, chopped down without warning during construction. Boom! Down comes a maple on Talmadge, felled due to a neighbor's wish to build a new driveway. Bam! There goes an oak in Olin Park, victim of a fungal disease known as oak wilt. more

Oct 2, 2009 2:00 PM Isthmus Cover Stories


Katherine Esposito

And, in the end, they were just a bunch of very tired, but very exhilarated and very proud kids. I say "kids" loosely, viewing them from a perspective of 25 years distant. Some, barely teenagers, don't yet own a razor. Some are college graduates and drive a personal car. But, for a few magical months last summer, all were on the same team, forsaking (for the most part)any conflicts of personality or maturity in order to pursue a higher goal. They achieved their goal ' getting to the semifinals in the 2006 World Drum Corps International Championship competition at Camp Randall Stadium ' but along the way they also took a giant step toward success in later life. more

Aug 31, 2006 6:09 PM Isthmus Parents