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Research and education on campus and within the Arboretum and Botanical Garden may take many forms. Collaboration between Facilities Management and the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture has furthered the development and application of ground-penetrating radar technology used to non-invasively assess the health and structural integrity of tree trunks, limbs and roots.


Collaboration with Chesapeake Natives on introducing and utilizing Maryland native plants on our urban campus has produced lovely native gardens which serve as genetic repositories for threatened populations from which seed has been collected and plants nurtured in the Research Greenhouses.


Rain garden research along Campus Creek continues to inspire additional Low Impact Development (LID) projects across campus to manage storm water and protect the Anacostia watershed and the Chesapeake Bay. Green roof installations on Cumberland Hall and the Adele H. Stamp Student Union may become the first of many such sustainable projects.

Native Garden