Mike Baker ended many days on the UW-Whitewater campus getting to know trees.
He noted their common and scientific names.
He checked on their physical conditions.
He even got personal and measured their girths at breast height.
When the intern with the campus sustainability office was finished, he had catalogued more than 1,700 trees.
In addition, he created a digital map of campus trees and put up signs identifying more than 60 tree species, mostly in the Chopp and Salisbury arboretums on the south end of campus.