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Student creates virtual tour of arboretum

As part of Kendall Busher’s internship in the Office of Sustainability, she has created an online map and virtual tour of 115 of the campus arboretum’s most unique trees.    

Using GIS technology and software called Storymap, Busher, a horticulture major in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, developed three different virtual walking tours, one for the northern, central and southern sides of campus.

The tour allows participants to engage in an in-depth tour of trees on campus without having to wait for a physical guide. Each part of the virtual tour has a picture of each featured tree and a short description of its use and history.