Community Engagement

Popular ginkgo tree showcases cross-cultural addiction

Thu, November 21, 2019
Art installation created by Rocio Perez, a student in Professor Robin Hill's Intermediate Sculpture Class entitled Addiction, 2019, features dozens of fake plaster cell phones hanging from a popular ginkgo tree in the UC Davis Arboretum's East Asian Collection.

New Naaay-bors Moooove in!

Thu, October 31, 2019
If you haven’t visited the Ruth Risdon Storer Garden in a while you may notice that there are areas ready for new plantings. That’s because a large part of the area was fenced off for an adjacent construction project to accommodate our Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital’s large animal blood donors!

Detour Allows for Completion of Accessible Path

Mon, October 28, 2019
Beginning in November, campus visitors to the Arboretum will encounter another, relatively small and short-term detour. Alternative paths and clear signage will make this re-route hassle-free.

Detour Near Putah Creek Lodge

Thu, October 10, 2019

Hello visitors! There's another detour in the Arboretum, but never fear—we've got an easy-to-follow map and signage in place to get you around the construction without any issues.

Plant Sale Detour Alert

Fri, September 27, 2019
We have just found out that there will be a detour in place during the time of some of our fall plant sales.

2020 Volunteer Recruitment

Mon, September 09, 2019
Volunteer with the Arboretum and Public Garden! Apply by Jan. 17, 2020

We are currently recruiting volunteers to join our gardening and land stewardship teams. 

Apply Now!

Cyanobacteria Detected in Arboretum Waterway

Tue, August 27, 2019
Tests show that cyanobacteria are growing in parts of the Arboretum Waterway. These microscopic organisms can make a toxin that is rapidly lethal to dogs that ingest contaminated water.