UC Davis Oaks

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.

Climate Tomorrow: The UC Davis Living Landscape Adaptation Plan

Thu, June 07, 2018
The Arboretum and Public Garden is working closely with the campus planning leadership at UC Davis to develop a 70-year UC Davis Living Landscape Adaptation Plan (LLAP) that will allow us to transition the landscapes of UC Davis to a climate-ready campus.

Halloween comes early for Arboretum oaks

Mon, August 10, 2015
If you’ve strolled through the Arboretum lately then you’ve probably noticed intermittent ghost-like gloves covering the tips of oak tree branches. No, those are not DIY tree decorations; they are wasp collection receptacles and all are a part of an independent study project being conducted by undergraduate entomology major Laurie Casebier in collaboration with UC Davis’ Bohart Museum of Entomology.

Oak grove featured in California Bountiful magazine

Wed, July 08, 2015
The July/August 2015 issue features our own Peter J. Shields Oak Grove as a place visitors can stay cool during the heat of summer with a mobile-friendly, self-guided walking tour.

Explore the Peter J. Shields oak grove

Wed, September 03, 2014
Thanks to Dr. John M. Tucker, professor of botany, director of the Arboretum (1965-66 and 1972-84), and a prominent oak researcher, the UC Davis Arboretum 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.

“Story map” brings oak collection alive with history, art, and animals

Mon, October 14, 2013
Exploring the UC Davis Arboretum’s Peter J. Shields Oak Grove just got easier with the launch of “Oaks Gone Wild!,” a web-based story map dedicated to informing the public about this important campus collection. Virtual visitors can tour the collection at home on their desktops or access the information when they arrive on site using their smart phone or tablet.

400 new oak trees planted in campus Riparian Reserve

Fri, March 09, 2012
In the past few weeks the Putah Creek Riparian Reserve, has hosted two different service organizations interested in conservation and habitat restoration. Wild Campus, a student group whose mission is to engage students and the community in the conservation of native wildlife, planted 100 oak trees amongst Eucalyptus trees slated for removal on the reserve. The area, now renamed Wild Campus Grove, will be cared for by the student group which received saplings from the Sacramento Tree Foundation.