The U.S. Drought Monitor is reporting that more than 40% of California is out of the drought in the northern part of the state. It’s a different story for Southern California. USA Today reports the area that stretches from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara continues in “exceptional” drought because reservoirs and underground water supplies remain below normal, […]
Posted on January 13, 2017
The Biodiversity Heritage Library welcomes The Arboretum Library at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden as its newest Affiliate. The BHL consortium, which has grown substantially over the past year, now consists of 17 Members and 16 Affiliates. The Arboretum Library holds an extensive collection of books, magazines, government documents, pamphlets, and audio-visual […]
Posted on January 11, 2017
The Arboretum Library is holding an open call to artists who may be interested in exhibiting their work in our new art space. Learn about two art shows planned for 2017 from Librarian Susan Eubank at the open calls on Saturday, January 14 or January 28 from 1 to 4pm.
Posted on January 3, 2017
On December 1, 2011 we awoke to massive destruction from the worst windstorm in recent history to strike the San Gabriel Valley. We lost 235 trees and more than 700 required corrective pruning. The Arboretum was closed from December 1 through Christmas day. This three-week period saw intense cleanup involving as many as 16 public […]
Posted on December 1, 2016
A recent comprehensive assessment of the Queen Anne Cottage was completed by Peyton Hall and his team at Historic Resources Group in Pasadena. Formally known as a Historic Structure Report, the assessment followed national preservation guidelines to provide the Arboretum with a planning tool to guide preservation management and ongoing care. Click to read the […]
Posted on November 13, 2016
“It’s become more and more clear that life without trees is a lower quality of life,” tree guru Matt Ritter said in a recent talk to Arboretum members. The professor of biology at Cal State San Luis Obispo explained trees buffer us from climate change, promote wildlife, create safer cities and promote happiness. Details.
Posted on October 3, 2016
Clues from prehistoric droughts and arid periods in California show that today’s increasing greenhouse gas levels could lock the state into drought for centuries, according to a study led by UCLA professor Glen MacDonald.
Posted on September 21, 2016
The Arboretum Library has been busy in the last year acquiring 1,802 books of which 536 were e-books. Arboretum members can check the books out and have access to the e-books from any computer, smart phone or tablet. The books range from scholarly to popular about plants, wild or under cultivation, crafts and stories too.
Posted on September 1, 2016
The guide outlines proper water techniques based on your irrigation system. Any homeowner will find it useful to keep landscapes green and growing. The guide was written by Jill Morganelli, Arboretum Horticultural Supervisor. The City of Arcadia produced the guide in cooperation with the Arboretum.
Posted on August 22, 2016
Leigh Adams, an active leader in the urban sustainable agriculture movement and an interpretive horticulturist at the Arboretum’s Crescent Farm, will be recognized for her contributions to effect positive social change September 28 at the 9th Annual West Coast Global Forum hosted by the United Nations Association of the United States of America, Southern California […]
Posted on August 14, 2016