The University of Maryland Facilities Management department is proud to announce that the UMD Arboretum was named the Professional Grounds Management Society’s (PGMS) 2019 Green Star Grand Award recipient for excellence in grounds management for an urban university.
Colorful but destructive to a whole passel of desirable plants, spotted lanternflies are swarming and bumbling (because they don’t actually fly all that well) south from Pennsylvania.
The overall health of the Cheseapeake Bay has been improving over time. This is the direct result of the collaboration of thousands of organizations and institutions and millions of homeowners in the Chespeake Bay Watershed, including the University of Maryland. Our efforts to keep Campus Creek, Guildford Run, Paint Branch, and our other water areas on campus clean and healthy all add up to a cleaner Bay. Read on for the full report.
The Arboretum works to support the sustainable goals set by the University's Office of Sustainability. Read here about how one of our gardens came to be, thanks to the Sustainability Fund.
Did you know that the entire University of Maryland campus is an arboretum and botanical garden? We've expanded our popular Walk with an Arborist programs to include Walk with a Horticulturist for the fall semester. Enjoy an early morning walk around some of the highlights of our gardens and grounds with our arborists and horticulturists, learning more about the plants we have on campus, our sustainability efforts to help us move towards a carbon-neutral campus, and the challeneges we face as an urban university.
”The Bug Guy” Explains Population Surge in Creepy Critters, Along With Fireflies
Maybe a green intruder scurrying down your shirt gave you the heebie-jeebies at a barbecue, or an in-law arched an eyebrow—devastatingly—at the state of your grub-damaged lawn. Perhaps instead of every rose having its thorn, every rose has its chomping insect.
These are just some of the potential effects of this summer’s surging beetle mania. According to entomology Professor Mike Raupp, aka “The Bug Guy,” bumper crops of scarab beetles, including chafers, Japanese beetles, Asiatic garden beetles and May/June beetles, are scuttling in high numbers across our region.
Stand at the corner of 14th Street and Constitution Avenue in downtown D.C. long enough—trust us, it won’t be long at all—and you’ll notice tourist after tourist, phone camera at the ready, walking up a little path outside the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.
For the second year in a row, we are happy to partner with RecWell in their Sizzlin Summer Series. Join us for our walks and tours throughout the summer to enjoy our campus and learn more about our trees, gardens, and landscapes!
Take a tour with us for National Public Gardens Week! All this week on campus, we are offering tours of some of the highlights of our collections. See what we have to offer and register for a tour today!
Governor Larry Hogan proclaims May 8, 2019 as State Employee Recognition Day