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Blog & News Articles

Bubbles in the Waterway

Mon, July 20, 2020

The Arboretum and Public Garden is adding two air-powered circulators to the Arboretum Waterway, one at Lake Spafford and one near the old boathouse. The reason for the circulators is to improve circulation and oxygenation of the water, which will help keep surface algae at bay and improve water quality. We also expect that, like last year, we will find cyanobacteria in the water at some point this summer or fall.

Get Your Prescription Filled Right Here!

Fri, July 17, 2020
The Arboretum and Public Garden has partnered with Yolo Healthy Parks Healthy People to deliver on the shared mission of healing through nature.

Detours near Old A Street Bridge

Tue, July 14, 2020
Crews from UC Davis Facilities Management will work to maintain safety in the Arboretum in the coming weeks as portions of the path near the Old A Street Bridge — located near the east end of the Arboretum Waterway — will be closed.

Oak Personality Quiz

Thu, July 09, 2020
Think you and oaks have nothing in common? Well, you and these majestic trees might be more alike than you think! Take our short Oak Personality Quiz to see what common traits you share.

Wildland Fire Training 2020

Tue, June 30, 2020
Just two days after undergoing annual wildland fire training at UC Davis’ Russell Ranch, the UC Davis Fire Department, and other regional firefighting departments, responded to the largest fire of this year’s early season so far. 

Children's Pollinator Books Read Aloud

Mon, June 29, 2020

Students participating in our Learning by Leading Habitat Horticulture program read children's books about pollinators. These videos were created during the COVID-19 pandemic as a way for kids (and adults!) to learn more about the importance of pollinators as we all sheltered in place. 

Oak Gall's History and Life Cycle

Fri, June 19, 2020

Join our Learning by Leading™ GATEways Outreach team as they explain what oak galls (aka oak apples) are, how they are created by wasps in addition to creative ways they are used by humans to create ink in this charming and educational explainer video!

Big Day of Giving – thank you donors!

Fri, May 29, 2020

Thank you! We are grateful for the generosity of everyone who has supported the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden over the past two months. We know it has been a challenging time, but we've tried our best to be there for the community by keeping the gardens open for everyone. Thank you for being there for us by supporting the Arboretum and Public Garden with your gifts and encouraging words.

Summer Plant Guide: Top 10 List for Summer Success

Wed, May 27, 2020
It’s true that summer is not the best time of the year to install new plants, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t. Watch the latest Ask the Garden Gnomes video below for advice or scroll down to find some quick tips.

New Arboretum Zoom Backgrounds!

Wed, May 27, 2020
Download these new Zoom backgrounds to featuring beautiful photography from throughout the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden. We also have a folder of dozens of generic UC Davis branded Zoom backgrounds for those spirited Aggies out there continuing to work hard and make the world a better place from home!