Remembering the Memorial Trees

What will my memorial tree be? It’s a question that has been on my mind more often after completing an often-overlooked but necessary project: cataloging dedicated campus trees. As a world-class arboretum, the University of Maryland Arboretum & Botanical Garden has a collection of 15,000 trees and woody plants, with many of those being dedicated […]

Hey, Let’s Start a Business During a Pandemic!

Imagine starting a business in March 2020. It’s about the worst timing for which one could have begun such an endeavor, but Maryland Sustainable Ecologies has successfully pivoted to an online platform and is slowly growing. The idea behind Maryland Sustainable Ecologies was simple; with a combined total of 25 years of experience in the […]

Using Arboriculture to Help New Parents

By Meg Smolinski As the outreach coordinator for the University of Maryland’s Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, I have the pleasure of interacting with students, faculty and staff on our beautiful campus. As a horticulturist and Certified Arborist, I lead service projects across campus, and last year, these outreach efforts expanded to include a new program, […]

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