Friends of the Maud Gordon Holmes Arboretum at Buffalo State

Friends of the Maud Gordon Holmes Arboretum at Buffalo State Working with campus and community members to support and restore this beautiful arboretum. Buffalo State is the largest comprehensive college in the SUNY system.

Operating as usual

The rhododendrons by the Classroom Building are still blooming!
07/02/2021

The rhododendrons by the Classroom Building are still blooming!

The rhododendrons by the Classroom Building are still blooming!

Our neighbor!
06/24/2021

Our neighbor!

Nothing like a spectacular four season collage of Delaware Park's Mighty Oak! 🌳😍 Thank you Joe Cascio Photography for capturing these beautiful sights. Learn more about this historic Olmsted park at the free self-guided mobile audio tour, presented by M&T Bank: bfloparks.org/audio-tours

We have a magnolia on campus, in a sheltered corner in Perry Quad near Perry.
06/14/2021

We have a magnolia on campus, in a sheltered corner in Perry Quad near Perry.

Did you know that magnolias date back to a time before bees? According to findings from the University of London, scientists have found Magnolia tree fossils from over 20 million years ago. Come see Magnolia grandiflora (Southern Magnolia), a descendant of one of the oldest flowering prehistoric trees, located near Flager Garden and Grace Arents Garden!
📷 Tom Hennessy

Finding the Mother Tree: An Evening with Suzanne Simard Wednesday, June 16 7:00-8:30 PM ESTThe virtual event is free alt...
06/09/2021
Finding the Mother Tree | WNYLC

Finding the Mother Tree: An Evening with Suzanne Simard
Wednesday, June 16
7:00-8:30 PM EST
The virtual event is free although donations to the WNY Land Conservancy are welcome. Registration needed to get logon information.
https://www.wnylc.org/finding-the-mother-tree

Dr. Suzanne Simard is a pioneer on the frontier of plant communication and intelligence; she’s been compared to Rachel Carson, hailed as a scientist who conveys complex, technical ideas in a way that is dazzling and profound. Her work has influenced filmmakers (the Tree of Souls of James Cameron.....

Meet the Fringe Tree — In Defense of Plants
05/31/2021
Meet the Fringe Tree — In Defense of Plants

Meet the Fringe Tree — In Defense of Plants

Meet the Fringe Tree May 10, 2017 The fringe tree (Chionanthus virginicus) Photo by Arthur T. LaBar licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 Coming across a fringe tree in full bloom is a spectacular experience. Known scientifically as Chionanthus virginicus, some may surprised to realize that this is a native t...

The "Abby Tree" is a Colorado Spruce. Planted to remember an innocent victim of crime, it's flourishing near Savage.
05/22/2021

The "Abby Tree" is a Colorado Spruce. Planted to remember an innocent victim of crime, it's flourishing near Savage.

05/12/2021

Tune in to this week's episode (https://bit.ly/3y4azHt) to learn how scientists are using fossil leaves from before and after the Cretaceous Extinction Event to understand how the asteroid impact that killed the dinosaurs changed the tropical rainforests of Colombia 😎

Photo by Dr. Mónica Carvalho

05/06/2021

From our friends at the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy.

Please join us online for Buffalo State College’s annual Arbor Day on Friday, April 30, from noon to 12:30 p.m. Brief ed...
04/28/2021

Please join us online for Buffalo State College’s annual Arbor Day on Friday, April 30, from noon to 12:30 p.m. Brief educational sessions will inform us about existing programs and new initiatives at Buffalo State to help the ecological sustainability of the campus and surrounding community. In addition to some "Friends," we will hear about the reinvigoration of Buffalo State’s Sustainability Committee, and storm water management initiatives that help protect our campus and nearby Scajaquada Creek.
Friends have gotten Zoom info by email; if you did not, contact Dr. Susan McCartney 716.878.4030

Please join us online for Buffalo State College’s annual Arbor Day on Friday, April 30, from noon to 12:30 p.m. Brief educational sessions will inform us about existing programs and new initiatives at Buffalo State to help the ecological sustainability of the campus and surrounding community. In addition to some "Friends," we will hear about the reinvigoration of Buffalo State’s Sustainability Committee, and storm water management initiatives that help protect our campus and nearby Scajaquada Creek.
Friends have gotten Zoom info by email; if you did not, contact Dr. Susan McCartney 716.878.4030

Wonderful news! Our arboretum will be getting a donation of four sycamore trees grown from the seeds of the oldest tree ...
04/15/2021

Wonderful news! Our arboretum will be getting a donation of four sycamore trees grown from the seeds of the oldest tree in Buffalo--on Franklin Street, and believed to be 300 years old. This photo is from its web site: https://buffaloah.com/a/franklin/404/tree/
More information about plans for planting our new sycamores will be forthcoming!

Wonderful news! Our arboretum will be getting a donation of four sycamore trees grown from the seeds of the oldest tree in Buffalo--on Franklin Street, and believed to be 300 years old. This photo is from its web site: https://buffaloah.com/a/franklin/404/tree/
More information about plans for planting our new sycamores will be forthcoming!

From 2017. Cuttings from this tree are now planted in the same location.
04/14/2021

From 2017. Cuttings from this tree are now planted in the same location.

This large ancient crabapple near Savage is very old for its species. It is even possible that it was planted when Savage (once the old gym) was built in 1931. The blossoms are beautiful! Photo by Karen O'Quin.

These little crabapple trees near Savage are descendants of the glorious old crabapple that was lost in a windstorm.  Th...
04/14/2021

These little crabapple trees near Savage are descendants of the glorious old crabapple that was lost in a windstorm. They are doing well this spring.

These little crabapple trees near Savage are descendants of the glorious old crabapple that was lost in a windstorm. They are doing well this spring.

A little burst of pink near the Technology Building.
04/13/2021

A little burst of pink near the Technology Building.

Beautiful large cherry blooming near Buckham. And its number.
04/10/2021

Beautiful large cherry blooming near Buckham. And its number.

04/08/2021

Plant native milkweed to help out the monarch butterfly population this spring! There are many options and we invite you to learn more, including why natives are preferable over this non-native variety, Asclepias curassavica (Tropical Milkweed) pictured here. Learn more: bit.ly/MILKweed

Why You Should Plant Oaks
04/02/2021
Why You Should Plant Oaks

Why You Should Plant Oaks

These large, long-lived trees support more life-forms than any other trees in North America. And they’re magnificent.

Reminder about the membership meeting this Thursday March 11 at 7 p.m. on Zoom! Our guest speaker will be Matt Candeias,...
03/08/2021

Reminder about the membership meeting this Thursday March 11 at 7 p.m. on Zoom! Our guest speaker will be Matt Candeias, Buffalo State alum and author of "In Defense of Plants." Sue McCartney sent the link for the Zoom Meeting via email.

Save the date! Membership meeting via Zoom on March 11 at 7 p.m.
We'll have a short presentation from Matt Candeias, Buffalo State alum from Biology, and the vision behind "In Defense of Plants" https://www.amazon.com/Defense-Plants-Exploration-into-Wonder/dp/164250453X

Great publicity for the arboretum! https://suny.buffalostate.edu/news/professors-students-staff-team-fun-guidebook-buffa...
02/26/2021
Professors, Students, Staff Team Up for ‘Fun’ Guidebook to Buffalo’s Trees

Great publicity for the arboretum! https://suny.buffalostate.edu/news/professors-students-staff-team-fun-guidebook-buffalos-trees

Professors, Students, Staff Team Up for ‘Fun’ Guidebook to Buffalo’s Trees December 17, 2020 By Michael Canfield When Susan McCartney, director of the Small Business Development Center, came to Robert J. Warren, professor of biology, last year with an idea to create a guidebook on native trees...

Trees and shrubs are represented among the vascular plants. https://suny.buffalostate.edu/news/new-herbarium-space-provi...
02/25/2021
New Herbarium Space Provides Unique Learning Experience

Trees and shrubs are represented among the vascular plants. https://suny.buffalostate.edu/news/new-herbarium-space-provides-unique-learning-experience

New Herbarium Space Provides Unique Learning Experience February 25, 2021 By Michael Canfield Buffalo State College’s Eckert Herbarium has a new home in the Science and Mathematics Complex. Named for the late Theodore Eckert, a professor emeritus of biology, the herbarium is a collection of dried ...

This international conference is FREE and requires no registration. The entire schedule is currently online so you can s...
02/09/2021
BIRDS ON THE NIAGARA

This international conference is FREE and requires no registration. The entire schedule is currently online so you can see which sessions might be of interest. http://www.birdsontheniagara.org/

CHECKLIST OF BIRDS OF THE NIAGARA CLICK HERE

Save the date! Membership meeting via Zoom on March 11 at 7 p.m.We'll have a short presentation from Matt Candeias, Buff...
02/01/2021

Save the date! Membership meeting via Zoom on March 11 at 7 p.m.
We'll have a short presentation from Matt Candeias, Buffalo State alum from Biology, and the vision behind "In Defense of Plants" https://www.amazon.com/Defense-Plants-Exploration-into-Wonder/dp/164250453X

Save the date! Membership meeting via Zoom on March 11 at 7 p.m.
We'll have a short presentation from Matt Candeias, Buffalo State alum from Biology, and the vision behind "In Defense of Plants" https://www.amazon.com/Defense-Plants-Exploration-into-Wonder/dp/164250453X

01/05/2021
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

From our neighbors.

Gorgeous views from The Terrace at Delaware Park 😍 Enjoy your Olmsted Parks from the comfort of your home or during your park strolls with the free self-guided mobile audio tours presented by M&T Bank, Rich Products and Wegmans: bfloparks.org/audio-tours

A beautiful photo from Virginia.
12/18/2020

A beautiful photo from Virginia.

Peace and happiness to you and yours.

📷Karen Van Horn Lindley

Nature Based Living
12/08/2020

Nature Based Living

We have one beautiful American elm still thriving next to Campus House.
11/25/2020
A dying breed of tree thrives in an American park

We have one beautiful American elm still thriving next to Campus House.

We're standing on the Mall of New York City's Central Park, in the middle of fall foliage season. When Frederick Law Olmsted and Calver...

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Arboretum: a place where trees and plants are grown in order to be studied or seen by the public. More formally, where trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants are cultivated for scientific and educational purposes.

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1 year after the loss of the beautiful old crab apple "her" legacy continues 🥰 All the saplings planted are budding!
The view from my office in Chase Hall today.
I have been working on a bit of an environmental project with Terracycle. I bought a box for recycling candy and snack wrappers. It is outside my office in Classroom C216. Come by to drop off your snack waste. I also bought a box to recycle cigarette butts. Today I was on campus in and around the Classroom Building picking up cigarette butts to be recycled. I was hoping that I could get a few more people to help me next weekend. I would love to fill the box up and send it to Terracycle soon to have it all recycled (I think I am about 1/3 of the way there now. I have a photo of the box below. This project can help trees (and waterways) because cigarette butts contain mico-pastic (Terracycle recycles that) and paper that Terracycle turns into new paper (saving trees!) Email me at [email protected] if you are interested in helping me fill the box!