Blog & News Articles

Blog & News Articles

Sign Shop: new location, products & services

Fri, October 07, 2011
Did you know that the Sign Shop, formerly part of Facilities Management, is now part of Campus Planning and Community Resources? On September 22nd it moved into a newly renovated shop space located at Civil & Industrial Services’ location on Garrod Road in West Campus. This new alignment will consolidate the fabrication and printing of signage used for events, wayfinding,  street identification and traffic control.

The UC Davis Public Garden Initiative: redefining the campus landscape

Thu, September 29, 2011
As part of the UC Davis Public Garden Initiative, the campus will undertake a master planning effort to redesign portions of the campus landscape to save money, improve campus aesthetics, and provide more opportunities for teaching, research, and community engagement.

First fall plant sale a huge success

Wed, September 28, 2011
Last Saturday’s Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum Plant Faire & Sale attracted over 1,300 people–one of the best attended ever–with gross sales estimated to be well above $56,000; a remarkable feat considering fewer people are landscaping during this economic downturn.

Grounds staffer Nelson Randolph wins Safety Star Award

Wed, September 28, 2011

ARM employee Nelson Randolph is the winner of the first ever Safety Star award.  This award is bestowed to someone who, based on co-worker nomination, supports a strong safety culture and models the Principles of Safety.  Safety Services works with the winner’s supervisor to coordinate a time to surprise the person with the award.

Nelson is responsible for safety programs for Grounds — primarily pertaining to roads — and his stellar service is also available to other departments on a recharge basis.

Many thanks to Nelson for his commitment to safety!

Art-Science Fusion ceramic workshops start next week!

Wed, September 28, 2011
You will be given the skills and materials to carve, paint, and glaze a cove piece to contribute to the ceramic tile surface of a 50-foot curved concrete bench at the entrance to Shields Oak Grove. The tile installation will highlight 43 steps in the life cycle of an 800 year old English oak.  You may select an image of a wildflower, mushroom, bird, mammal, or insect from the English oak woodland to depict on your cove piece.  The finished ceramic bench will serve as an outdoor classroom and gathering area for tours of the Arboretum’s nationally recognized oak collection.

Coming Soon: Nature’s Gallery Court!

Thu, September 22, 2011
Anticipation is growing about the installation of the Nature’s Gallery mural and courtyard!  The Nature’s Gallery mural is a stunning work of art, composed of over 140 tiles hand-crafted by UC Davis students, staff, faculty, and community members.

Nature’s Gallery Court Preview Party Report

Wed, September 21, 2011
Special preview parties held on August 25 and September 10, offered Nature’s Gallery donors an insider peek at plans for the Nature’s Gallery installation.

David Gonzalez

Mon, June 20, 2011
David Gonzalez Masters Student, Environmental Science, Yale University Ambassador Co-Coordinator, 2011

UC Davis Oaks

Fri, June 10, 2011

The UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden is home to one of the largest and most diverse oak collections in the country, focusing on trees from the southwest U.S., Mexico, and the Mediterranean region. Our collection includes about 100 species, varieties, and hybrids. Massive heritage valley oaks (Quercus lobata) line the Arboretum waterway, and about 275 evergreen and deciduous oak trees grow in the 10-acre Shields Oak Grove, at the west end of the Arboretum.

Nature's Gallery Court update

Sat, March 27, 2010
The decomposed granite pathway and plaza are now complete! Art-Science Fusion artist Donna Billick has traced out the layout of the tiles on the wall and is waiting for the right weather to begin the installation process.