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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.

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. 

Taylor's Top 5 "New to Us" Pollinator Plants

Tue, September 24, 2019

By Taylor Lewis, Nursery Manager 

With the Arboretum Teaching Nursery nearly at plant capacity, we finally have a moment to appreciate many of the new pollinator plants we have been growing for you this fall. It was way too easy to come up with a list full of fabulous plants that will look great in your garden, attract one or another pollinator, be drought tolerant, and handle our Sacramento Valley conditions. (Download the complete inventory on our plant sale information page.)

Planning your own super bloom

Fri, September 20, 2019
UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery will begin selling research-backed selection of native annual wildflower seeds that are proven to attract pollinators.

2020 Volunteer Recruitment

Mon, September 09, 2019
Volunteer with the Arboretum and Public Garden! Apply by Jan. 17, 2020

We are currently recruiting volunteers to join our gardening and land stewardship teams. 

Apply Now!

Cyanobacteria Detected in Arboretum Waterway

Tue, August 27, 2019
Tests show that cyanobacteria are growing in parts of the Arboretum Waterway. These microscopic organisms can make a toxin that is rapidly lethal to dogs that ingest contaminated water.

UC Davis Blossoms as Next Bee Campus USA in the Nation

Wed, July 24, 2019
The University of California, Davis has become the first University of California campus and 78th educational institution in the nation to be certified as an affiliate of the Bee Campus USA program.

Watercress Research in Progress in the Salad Bowl Garden

Thu, July 18, 2019

Exciting things are happening at the Salad Bowl Garden! Researches in Gail Taylor's group at UC Davis are collecting germplasm (seeds or tissue used for breeding) and studying the genetic background of antioxidant contents and resource-use efficiency of watercress. 

Cool Campus Challenge Creates Shade

Tue, June 04, 2019
From April 1 through April 26 UC Davis, along with the eight other University of California campuses participated in the 2019 Cool Campus Challenge. The purpose of the challenge was to educate and inform the university community to take simple steps to save energy and reduce waste in order to lower its carbon footprint.

Arboretum Interns Explore Unique Career Paths by philanthropy

Tue, May 28, 2019

By Ashley Han

Pinkerton Prize winner Amber Medina ’19 compares the award to a seed that grows into a tree and bears fruit— a fitting description for an annual honor given to three exceptional UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden interns.