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.