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.
Mission: To support the arboretum and facilitate its efforts to become an accredited arboretum that is recognized as being among the best in the United States.
Operating as usual
From our friends across the Scajaquada!
We absolutely love fall at the Japanese Garden in Delaware Park! Tune in this Sunday Nov 8th at Noon for Japan Culture Day 'Bunka no Hi', hosted by the Friends of the Japanese Garden of Buffalo, with support from The Buffalo History Museum and BOPC.
The world's most beautiful trees...... in pictures.
Have you ever taken the time to admire, really admire, nature? It’s during times like these that we realize we take a lot of things for granted, including the beauty of what surrounds us. Until we can travel again, here are 20 stunning photos of trees to make you feel like you’re outside enjoyin...
July Meeting: Friends of the Buffalo State MGH Arboretum
Thursday July 30th, 7 p.m. via Zoom.
Agenda includes Urban Life of Trees - whose creation is supported by the Friends of the Buffalo State Arboretum. We'll preview sections of this beautiful book, targeted for release in September.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Not that I want to be a god or a hero. Just to change into a tree, grow for ages, not hurt anyone. -Czeslaw Milosz, poet and novelist (30 Jun 1911-2004)
from A Word A Day
A new tree has been planted near Upton. 😊 It's on the west side near SAMC, not far from the Kentucky coffeetrees.
If you missed this article from January about bristlecone pines....some are 4500 years old or more.
Bristlecone pines have survived various catastrophes over the millennia, and they may survive humanity.
American Museum of Natural History
Have you ever heard of a tree that has spikes on its bark, releases toxic sap, and grows explosive fruit? If not, you’re about to! Enter the sandbox tree (Hura crepitans). Sometimes called the “monkey no-climb” for the dark pointed spines that might deter primates from ascending its trunk, the sandbox tree can grow over 100 feet (30.5 meters) tall. Its sap is toxic enough to humans that it can cause welts on skin and may even cause blindness if it gets in the eye. Its fruit looks like a small pumpkin and explodes when it ripens (inspiring its other nickname, dynamite tree). During the explosion, seeds are spewed at high-enough speeds that they can injure bystanders!
Photo: mollystevens, flickr
It's not very often that I watch a video online and react by literally gasping and audibly saying "wow." Watching Captain America stare down Thanos and his whole army, in an IMAX cinema, on a huge screen, was the last time I reacted in such a way. This time, even without the huge screen, resolution,...
2020 Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival Buffalo Historical Society Buffalo, NY. Video and soundtrack by James Grimaldi
Word of the day!
From our friends across the Scajaquada. 🌸🙂
Professional photographer, frequent visitor and friend of the Japanese Garden, Benjamin Read, posted these beautiful photos of the cherry blossoms yesterday. Thank you for sharing the intricacy of the blossoms while they unfold and say 'hello' to the world!
The enormous challenges of acting on climate change have distinguished the issue as the most pressing topic for the 50th anniversary.
Fellow friends of trees at the LGBG in Virginia.
When I am among the trees,
especially the willows and the honey locust,
equally the beech, the oaks and the pines,
they give off such hints of gladness.
I would almost say that they save me, and daily.
A growing body of research points to the beneficial effects that exposure to the natural world has on health, reducing stress and promoting healing. Now, policymakers, employers, and healthcare providers are increasingly considering the human need for nature in how they plan and operate.
We had a wonderful turnout for our event this evening, cosponsored with the Burchfield Penney. Left is Dr. Mark Bradford, Professor, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Right is our own Dr. Robert Warren, Associate Professor of Biology.
A trove of arboreal fossils pushes back the origin of modern forests and sophisticated tree roots
1300 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, NY 14222
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!