Where Pollinators Spend Their Winter

  • Posted on: 17 February 2018
  • By: msmolins

Where are our Maryland pollinators spending the winter?  Let's take a quick look at the overwintering habits of four different species of bees that are important pollinators for our food crops here in the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. 

Global Tree Campaign Initiative

  • Posted on: 2 December 2017
  • By: msmolins

We here at the UMD Arboretum and Botanical Garden are taking part in an initiative founded in 1999 called the Global Tree Campaign. The focus of this campaign is to protect and preserve native endangered trees, and of the several North American trees listed on the Global Tree Campaign website.

Plant Your Own Pollinator Friendly Garden Now!

  • Posted on: 26 October 2017
  • By: msmolins

 Fall may be seen as the “end of the season,” but it’s still a great time to think about planting a garden to benefit our pollinator friends.

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. 

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.