• Celebrate the Arboretum's 50th Year!

    July 26, 2015

  • Former UC Santa Cruz environmental studies professor Steve Gleissman

    International Agroecology advocates meet at UCSC Arboretum

    July 26, 2015

    International researchers, farmers and community workers have toured Santa Cruz County farms and community gardens this week as part of a two-week intensive course to study the intersection of agriculture, ecology and the social and political structures of global food systems.

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    Letter from Brett Hall: transitions and upcoming staffing changes at the Arboretum

    July 23, 2015

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    One Small Step: More Monarchs Return to the Butterfly Garden

    June 29, 2015

    The Butterfly Garden, which lies near the California Native garden next to the New Zealand fence, attracted an increased number of monarch butterflies this spring. In 2011 volunteers Clive Bagshaw and Maryellen Crummer began development of this new garden, with support and advice from Brett Hall, Linda Willis, and Helen Englesberg.

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    Congratulations to Stephen Ward McCabe, Upon His Retirement

    June 14, 2015

  • Amah Mutsun Relearning Program and Traditional Native American Ecological Knowledge in Addressing Drought and Wildfires.

    June 13, 2015

    The importance of reviving traditional ecological knowledge to address contemporary environmental problems has been acknowledged by scientists and the U.S. Forest Service. The Amah Mutsun Relearning Program at the Arboretum was highlighted in a recent article, "Native traditional methods revived to combat California drought, wildfires", that discussed the revival of these traditional Native American land management practices. "Native Americans in California had long tended the land in ways that preserved watersheds to ease droughts and created barriers to out-of-control fires, said Rick Flores, steward of the Amah Mutsun Relearning Program at the University of California Santa Cruz Arboretum."

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    Arboretum announces launch of new web site

    June 5, 2015

    Now celebrating its 50th anniversary of conserving plants from around the world, the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum has officially launched its new web site on the UCSC's web content management system.

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    News from the Butterfly Garden

    May 30, 2015

    More monarch caterpillars found in the Butterfly Garden

  • What’s in Bloom

    May 21, 2015

    A post featuring the Arboretum at UCSC has been published to the Santa Cruz County blog. Be the first to make a comment.

  • The Budding Naturalist As Guide from Hilltromper

    May 13, 2015

    Santa Cruz home school student Kelly McCandless has written her first field guide, The Budding Naturalist's Guide to the UC-Santa Cruz Arboretum. by Xochitl Rojas-Rocha - See more at:

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    UC Santa Cruz Arboretum inspires young author's nature guide

    May 11, 2015

    Nature walk and book signing on May 17 celebrates the publication of 'The Budding Naturalist's Guide to the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum' by 15-year-old Kelly McCandless

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    Spring at the Arboretum

    May 1, 2015

    Susanna Gaertner, Arboretum Board Member, wrote a lovely article featuring Spring at the Arboretum for the non-profit Women's Voices for Change. She writes that Hummingbird Days and the Spring Plant Sale are Spring milestones in Central California. Marie Beckman, long-time volunteer, says it is "well written and timely."