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.

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 fellow tree enthusiasts!
09/05/2020

From our fellow tree enthusiasts!

It's #ForestryFriday and we are thrilled to share about TREEventure, presented by Univera Healthcare. Tag us in your tree selfies at #DelawareParkTrees! 🌳 Learn more at bfloparks.org/delawareparktrees

Another beautiful picture from the forthcoming urban tree guide, to benefit the arboretum. Tomorrow we'll post one more!
09/03/2020

Another beautiful picture from the forthcoming urban tree guide, to benefit the arboretum. Tomorrow we'll post one more!

Isn't this beautiful? It's part of a new initiative for the arboretum! Another picture and more info tomorrow!
09/02/2020

Isn't this beautiful? It's part of a new initiative for the arboretum! Another picture and more info tomorrow!

SNSS Interim Dean Scott Goodman and Marge Stottele Goodman were two of the volunteers at Saturday's weeding effort!
08/11/2020

SNSS Interim Dean Scott Goodman and Marge Stottele Goodman were two of the volunteers at Saturday's weeding effort!

More photos of our intrepid volunteers weeding on Saturday
08/11/2020

More photos of our intrepid volunteers weeding on Saturday

This dedicated "weeding crew" showed up yesterday morning at 8 a.m. to help beautify the campus. Thanks to everyone!
08/09/2020

This dedicated "weeding crew" showed up yesterday morning at 8 a.m. to help beautify the campus. Thanks to everyone!

A baby coffeetree is springing up from the roots of the Kentucky coffeetree we lost many months ago.
08/07/2020

A baby coffeetree is springing up from the roots of the Kentucky coffeetree we lost many months ago.

This week, the theme for A Word A Day was tree-related words! In addition to today's word (fig), others were corroborate...
07/31/2020

This week, the theme for A Word A Day was tree-related words! In addition to today's word (fig), others were corroborate, palmary, willowy, and birch.
https://wordsmith.org/words/fig.html

We had our first membership meeting via Zoom last night! It was great to see the faces of so many Friends!
07/31/2020

We had our first membership meeting via Zoom last night! It was great to see the faces of so many Friends!

Our own Susan McCartney with a flourishing redbud tree that was planted during our last "Big Dig!"
07/28/2020

Our own Susan McCartney with a flourishing redbud tree that was planted during our last "Big Dig!"

The world's most beautiful trees...... in pictures.
07/22/2020
The world’s most beautiful trees, in pictures

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...

Something beautiful for today.
07/16/2020

Something beautiful for today.

Sunset Storm🌪️🌅⛈️Brighton, Queensland, Australia.🇦🇺
#globalcapture #world_bestsky #cloudzdelight #discoverglobe #earth_shotz #sunset #sunrise_and_sunsets #awesome_earthpix #awesome_earth #focusaustralia #naturelover

📷@Dan Mahony

July Meeting:  Friends of the Buffalo State MGH ArboretumThursday July 30th, 7 p.m.  via Zoom.Agenda includes Urban Life...
07/07/2020

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.

06/30/2020

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.
06/16/2020

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.
06/06/2020
The Past and the Future of the Earth’s Oldest Trees

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
05/12/2020

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

05/09/2020
2020 Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival

2020 Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival

2020 Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival Buffalo Historical Society Buffalo, NY. Video and soundtrack by James Grimaldi

Word of the day!
04/30/2020

Word of the day!

From our friends across the Scajaquada. 🌸🙂
04/27/2020

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!

Fellow friends of trees at the LGBG in Virginia.
04/18/2020

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.
--Mary Oliver

📷 Tom Hennessy

04/12/2020
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Looking forward to the days when our own MGH Arboretum will be green again.

Go to the Garden (virtually) to see delicate spring ephemerals in bloom. Wishing you peace and joy this morning.

Nature benefits health.
02/24/2020
Ecopsychology: How Immersion in Nature Benefits Your Health

Nature benefits health.

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...
02/14/2020

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.

This gorgeous photo was one of the 2019 winners of Wikipedia's photo contest. Courtesy of Wikipedia Loves Earth.
01/23/2020
upload.wikimedia.org

This gorgeous photo was one of the 2019 winners of Wikipedia's photo contest. Courtesy of Wikipedia Loves Earth.

01/19/2020

Beautiful.

More great photos of Friends from our holiday party!
12/09/2019

More great photos of Friends from our holiday party!

Address

1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY
14222

General information

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.

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Friends of the Maud Gordon Holmes Arboretum at Buffalo State posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Friends of the Maud Gordon Holmes Arboretum at Buffalo State:

Our Story

Friends of the MGH Arboretum work together to support and restore the arboretum to its former glory. Please like our page, participate in our events, and consider making a donation to support our campus trees!

Nearby government services


Other Buffalo government services

Show All

Comments

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!