Blog & News Articles

Blog & News Articles

New Turf for SmartLawn Team

Tue, December 03, 2019
The Learning by Leading™ SmartLawn team, together with CCUH, is helping aid drought and water conservation efforts by testing different types of turf and irrigation methods to determine which combination is most efficient for California homeowners. Their test plots can be seen around the Western Center for Agricultural Equipment. 

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.

Wild Grapes in the West-end

Wed, November 20, 2019
Grape work! The barren banks on the west-end of the Arboretum Waterway are now home to wild grape cuttings, thanks to the Waterway Stewardship team.

Edible Landscaping Has Their Produce Covered

Tue, November 12, 2019
What's going on in the Good Life Garden? Stay updated with the Edible Landscaping team's latest work and contributions to campus.

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.

Pollinator Plant List: Hummingbirds

Wed, October 09, 2019

Did you know hummingbirds move much faster and over considerably larger areas than insect pollinators do? With their fast wings, compact size and slender bills, it's no wonder that these tiny birds play such an important role in our environment. Unfortunately, due to climate change, habitat loss and a variety of other human-caused influences, researchers consider nearly 15% of hummingbird species vulnerable to extinction. 

Bee Campus USA designation brings buzz to UCD, community

Tue, October 08, 2019
As a sign of its commitment to pollinator health, UC Davis recently became the first University of California campus to become certified as a Bee Campus USA affiliate, via the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

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.

Pollinator-Friendly Container Plantings

Thu, September 26, 2019
Don’t have the space to create a pollinator-friendly garden? Or maybe you’d just like to add some container plantings to your patio or landscape.

We've assembled four “recipes” for making this DIY project a breeze. All of the plants you find here are currently in our fall plant sale inventory. If one has sold out, we can help you find an appropriate replacement. Just ask one of our experts in the orange aprons.

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