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UMD and Cornell Researchers Find as Little as 10 Minutes in Nature Has Measurable Impacts on Mental Health, with a Focus on the Highly Stressed College Student Population Researchers help establish a dosage of nature to prescribe to students to combat growing mental health concerns

UMD Receives 2019 Tree Campus USA Recognition

The University of Maryland was honored with the 2019 Tree Campus USA® recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management—an honor that has been bestowed to the UMD Arboretum for twelve consecutive years.

Walk with an Arborist...and Your Baby!

The University of Maryland's Arboretum & Botanical Gardens is offering a new program for new parents. For the past year, we have offered a popular Walk with an Arborist tour and this year, we are piloting a new program, Walk with an Arborist...and Your Baby!

Arboretum Honored with Grand Award at 2019 Green Star Awards Program

UMD Landscape & Arboretum and Horticultural Services staff, Associate Director Bill Monan and Administrative Staff Yasmine Baker, receiving the PGMS 2019 Green Star Grand Award The University of Maryland Facilities Management department is proud to announce that the UMD Arboretum

The Lowdown on Lanternflies

Spotted Lantern FlyColorful 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.

Chesapeake Bay Health Improving Over Time

Originally post May 21, 2019 at Extreme Rainfall Dampens Grade, But Positive Trend Remains

Five Sustainability Fund Projects That Changed UMD

Sustainability Fund If you’ve spent any time on campus, chances are you’ve seen, sniffed, breathed in or otherwise benefitted from a University Sustainability Fund project.

Walk with a Horticulturist


Meet the Beetles

Japanese Beetles”The Bug Guy” Explains Population Surge in Creepy Critters, Along With Fireflies

“A Second Life and a Second Identity”

"Mushroom" Created by UMD art Professor Foon ShamStand at the corner of 14th Street and Constitution Avenue in downtown D.C.

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