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Text to Give

Thu, May 09, 2019
Special Offer for Clearance Plant Sale Attendees

Text to give $10 or more (see instructions below) to our UC Davis Oaks Forever! campaign and receive a $5-off coupon good at our May 11 Clearance Plant Sale

Show your digital receipt at the Arboretum Information table near the check-out lane to receive your coupon.

Arboretum staff work to conserve genetic diversity of rare Texas oaks

Thu, May 09, 2019
Since 2016, the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden has been working on a collaborative tree gene conservation project focusing on rare and threatened oaks in West Texas with funding from the American Public Gardens Association and the US Forest Service. Through collection, propagation, and planting in public garden living collections across the US, this project helps conserve the genetic diversity of these unique and imperiled oaks.

Preserving the History of Capitol Park's Civil War-Era Trees

Thu, April 25, 2019
In an effort to save part of this living history, two UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden staff members are going the extra mile to propagate the boxelder, as well as many other species in Capitol Park that suffered during the recent drought.

Campus-Grown Trees Transformed

Tue, March 19, 2019
When one of our campus trees needs to be pruned, or removed for health or safety reasons, the green-waste wood is either chipped and used as mulch in landscapes throughout campus, or — depending on future project needs — salvaged and delivered to a local wood miller.

Community scientists needed to monitor the Arboretum Waterway

Wed, March 06, 2019

by Saddy Preza Zavaleta

Calling all community scientists and Arboretum visitors! The UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden has launched a survey to monitor the quality of the Arboretum Waterway and everyone is welcome to participate.

No Flower? No problem! Think outside the bud

Thu, February 28, 2019
Staff at the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden hope to educate their community to think outside the bud, set up their landscapes for an incredible, year-round display and, at the same time, prepare their landscapes for our area’s inevitably intense summer heat.

Behold the UC Davis Arboretum’s amazing Acacia collection

Fri, February 08, 2019

The UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden invites the community to take a guided tour through the Eric E. Conn Acacia Grove and experience this collection during its amazing winter bloom on Saturday, February 23 at 2 p.m.; the tour leaves from Putah Creek Lodge.

Kick off the New Year in an Eco-Friendly, Colorful Way

Mon, January 14, 2019
The UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden’s student-led Arboretum Ambassador team invite families, students, community members of all ages to their second natural tie-dye workshop Saturday, January 19, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. The event is free, all you need to bring is white items you wish to tie-dye, such as t-shirts, socks, shorts, pillow-cases, etc.

New Self-Guided Tour Highlights Iconic Arboretum Oaks

Tue, January 08, 2019
Learning by Leading™ Museum Education create a new self-guided walking tour of Peter J. Shields Oak Grove that highlight twelve trees trees of international origin from this unique collection.

Annual Appeal supports Learning by Leading program

Fri, December 21, 2018
Support from Friends members and other community and foundation partners is what keeps the Learning by Leading™ program growing. Consider making a gift during the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden Annual Appeal. Your gift will help us expand the Learning by Leading™ internship to impact more students next year.