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,”
This spring, the University of Maryland received the 2016 Tree Campus USA® recognition. This is the ninth consecutive year...
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.
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. Through her work as a marine biologist, Carson saw firsthand the impact of unregualted pesticide use on plants and wildlife.
The University of Maryland improved its overall nationwide sustainability ranking in the recently released Sierra Magazine Cool Schools listing. The university finished No. 33 overall on the list, up from No. 44 in last year’s rankings, and No. 2 out of the Big Ten Conference.
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.