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UC Davis Oaks

Nursery Special Projects: All About Trees

Tue, September 24, 2019

By Abbey Hart, Nursery Special Projects Manager

You know about the Arboretum Teaching Nursery’s Plant Sales, but did you know the nursery team has myriad other special projects going on behind the scenes? Here are a few highlights of some current projects focused on growing novel trees for the Arboretum and Public Garden and the broader community. 

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.

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.