Get inspired about all that trees do for our communities and how we can return the favor. We invite you to witness and take part in the stewardship of our community's urban forest. Join us in taking a proactive approach to managing our canopy while it matures in a changing climate. Use these resources to learn and how you can contribute, one tree at a time!
Download the iNaturalist app, record your encounters with insects, plants and other organisms, connect with experts who can identify the animals/plants you find, create useful data through your findings, and more!
Why garden for pollinators? Nearly all ecosystems on earth depend on the pollination of flowering plants for survival. Gain gardening tips and learn more about attracting all types of pollinators to your outdoor spaces.
The UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden is committed to practicing, promoting and teaching about sustainable horticulture. Learn about more environmentally friendly alternatives that reduce the use of water, energy, and chemical inputs and support native pollinators, birds, and beneficial insects.
Our horticultural staff garden with many species of plants and, over the years, have gained unique insights into which plants work well in our area, even under difficult conditions. After narrowing down their favorites to a list, testing them in the Arboretum as well as field trials throughout the state, they picked these 100, hence the name, “Arboretum All-Stars.”
The drought was an opportunity to educate the public about the importance of low-water landscapes – not just because they save water, but because many of the low-water plant options that perform well in our climate, are also the plants that support our local ecosystem.