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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.