A very effective poster hanging from the ceiling at the University of Wisconsin Arboretum. The photographic image shows grasses in a tallgrass prairie above and below ground - and the grasses are depicted life-size. The banner is 14 feet long.
The poster was commissioned or created by the Tallgrass Prairie Center at the University of Northern Iowa.
We do a lot of talking about the benefits of prairie roots, but almost nothing we say makes as big an impact as this banner. The actual-size image of a Big Bluestem and Leadplant root system evokes awe whenever the banner is unfurled, reinforcing our message about the ecological services prairie roots provide.
It is available for purchase ($200) via the link; you can also purchase for educational purposes preserved root systems ($2,200). What an amazing resource for presenting to students and the general public the importance of the undergound root systems of prairie plants.