Lighting up Morrill Quad: Tree Lightning Protection

  • Posted on: 29 January 2022
  • By: msmolins

 You may have noticed two things if you are around Morrill Quad on campus. First, it can be a bit of a hike making your way up the hill (Morrill Quad is at one of the higher elevations on campus). Second, it’s where many of the Arboretum’s larger white oak specimens are. In an effort to protect these historic trees, we have been installing and updating the lightning protection systems in them.

Giving Trees a Shot

  • Posted on: 20 October 2021
  • By: msmolins

Over the next few days, you may find yourself wondering “what is he doing to that tree? Is he injecting it with something?” We don’t often think of trees needing check-ups or medical treatment, but sometimes they need just that.

Thinking of Picking a Fig?

  • Posted on: 20 August 2021
  • By: msmolins

Did you also know that we donate figs to the University of Maryland's Campus Pantry? For the past five years, the Arboretum has donated fresh produce and herbs to the Pantry to supplement the dry goods that food insecure Terps receive from the Pantry. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have steadily increased our donations and in CY2020, we donated nearly 1200 lbs of produce. By not harvesting the figs, you help us assist those in our community who need it most.