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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.

UC Davis Blossoms as Next Bee Campus USA in the Nation

Wed, July 24, 2019
The University of California, Davis has become the 78th educational institution in the nation and the first University of California campus to be certified as an affiliate of the Bee Campus USA program, designed to marshal the strengths of educational campuses for the benefit of pollinators. UC Davis joins more than one-hundred-fifty other cities and campuses across the country united in improving their landscapes for pollinators.

Watercress Research in Progress in the Salad Bowl Garden

Thu, July 18, 2019

Exciting things are happening at the Salad Bowl Garden! Researches in Gail Taylor's group at UC Davis are collecting germplasm (seeds or tissue used for breeding) and studying the genetic background of antioxidant contents and resource-use efficiency of watercress. 

Cool Campus Challenge Creates Shade

Tue, June 04, 2019
From April 1 through April 26 UC Davis, along with the eight other University of California campuses participated in the 2019 Cool Campus Challenge. The purpose of the challenge was to educate and inform the university community to take simple steps to save energy and reduce waste in order to lower its carbon footprint.

Arboretum Interns Explore Unique Career Paths by philanthropy

Tue, May 28, 2019

By Ashley Han

Pinkerton Prize winner Amber Medina ’19 compares the award to a seed that grows into a tree and bears fruit— a fitting description for an annual honor given to three exceptional UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden interns.

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.

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.