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Silent Spring Turns 55

  • Posted on: 27 September 2017
  • By: msmolins

On September 27, 1962, Rachel Carson's seminal book Silent Spring was published, inspiring a monumental environmental movement and necessitating a closer scrutiny of pesticide use in the United States. Through her work as a marine biologist, Carson saw firsthand the impact of unregualted pesticide use on plants and wildlife.

Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017

  • Posted on: 5 August 2017
  • By: msmolins

In just a few days, North America will experience a phenomenon that hasn’t occurred in nearly twenty years: a total solar eclipse which will pass from Oregon to South Carolina.

Birthday Wishes

  • Posted on: 5 July 2017
  • By: msmolins

This week, on July 5, we celebrate the birthday of A. E. Douglass who was born in 1867. Although an astronomer by training, Douglass is incredibly important to the field of arboriculture. He is known as the “Father of Dendrochronology,”

USDA/University of Maryland’s Arboretum and Botanical Garden: Plant Germplasm Preservation Partnership

  • Posted on: 23 February 2017
  • By: Arboretum Staff

We are pleased to announce that the University of Maryland Arboretum and Botanical Garden and the USDA Woody Landscape Plant Germplasm Repository began to incorporate rare plant germplasm into the campus landscape during the fall of 2011. To date, 124 of the USDA plants have been installed on campus. The partnership comes with obligations on the part of UMD. Since these plants are documented research plants, they need suitable planting locations, research access, and regularly addressed maintenance.