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  • tamarisk book

    Tamarix: A Case Study of Ecological Change in the American West
    February 18, 2014
    Our very own Arboretum Director Dr. Martin Quigley and colleague Dr. Anna Sher have edited the first ever volume devoted to the ecology of the genus Tamarix: A Case Study of Ecological Change in the American West.

  • labels

    New Accession Labels in the Arboretum
    February 18, 2014
    One of the most fundamental practices in curating a living collection is attaching labels to the plants. Labels act as an important step in stabilizing the link between the object on the grounds and the records stored in digital files.

  • Tree Conference

    DU Hosts the 2014 Tree Diversity Conference
    January 24, 2014
    Our urban forests are under siege from disease, aging canopy, budget constraints and more. Leading experts on creating a vibrant urban canopy from across America will launch this first event of its kind in Colorado.

  • DU's Arboretum Frames Beautiful Completion of Campus Vision

    DU's Chester M Alter Arboretum Frames Beautiful Completion of Campus Vision
    July 2013- Washington Park Profile
    Since 1999, a revisioning of the entire campus green space, coupled with numerous ambitious building projects have often rendered passage difficult. But now is definitely time to reconsider your route, as the University of Denver Chester M Alter Arboretum is undertaking revitalizing changes, contributing to the environs in a truly thoughtful and lovely way: it is absolutely not to be missed.

  • Japanese Beetle

    The Japanese Beetle in Denver
    June 13, 2013
    Over the past couple of years a new insect threat has emerged in the Denver area. The Japanese Beetle was discovered in the Cherry Hills area around 2005 and has slowly but steadily spread. In the last two years the population has exploded on the DU campus and surrounding community.

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