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Closing the Arboretum to Protect our Trees

3 hours 10 min ago

Rhoda Maurer, director of horticulture for Cornell Botanic Gardens,
explains why the F. R. Newman Arboretum is closed to vehicle traffic during the
winter months. Read more

The Joy of Living Christmas Trees

4 days 19 hours ago

Lead Arborist Lee Dean shares tips on choosing a living tree for holiday décor, one that can be planted in spring and represent the season’s memories for decades to come. Click here to read more and view a three-minute interview with Lee.

Cascadilla Gorge is closed until spring

1 week 3 days ago

The Cascadilla Gorge Trail from Downtown to College Avenue is now closed for the season and will will re-open in the spring when conditions allow. Read more


Winter Solstice Garden Tour December 21

1 week 5 days ago

Join plant science professor Peter Davies and horticulturist Emily Pratt for a look at the plants of the Mullestein Family Winter Garden. Read more


Ithaca Lawmakers to Vote December 6 on Safety Barrier for ‘Ezra’s Tunnel’

1 week 6 days ago

Common Council is slated to vote on whether to allow Cornell to build a pair of safety barriers to restrict access to Fall Creek Gorge through the former industrial site known as "Ezra's Tunnel." Read more in the Nov. 30 Cornell Chronicle article.

Dunn Part of Cornell’s Delegation to the United Nations Climate Change Conference

4 weeks 5 days ago

The United Nations’ Conference of Parties, COP23, on Climate Change was held in Bonn, Germany earlier this month.  Director Christopher Dunn was part of Cornell University’s delegation of faculty and students attending the conference to present and confer with attendees about how to deal with climate change. Read more

Board approves Cornell Botanic Gardens naming!

1 year 7 weeks ago

Cornell Botanic Gardens was officially approved Oct. 28 by the Cornell University Board of Trustees, the final step in a broad rebranding effort begun more than two years ago. Read more

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