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Every Spring and Fall the UNR Arboretum sends out a newsletter called "The Arborist". You can check out the latest issue here:"The Arborist" Fall 2016

Past Issues:

"The Arborist" Spring 2016

The University Arboretum also  hosts events throughout the year. If you would like to subscribe to the University Arboretum Events listserve, email


2016-2017 UNR Arboretum Tree Talk Series
The talks are at 7:00 p.m.  Location:

Marty Tree Talk

  • Tuesday 9/27 in Mackay Science room 321- Grant Cramer, UNR Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology-on research to develop grapes that will grow well in northern Nevada, given factors of salinity, aridity, cold, and heat.
  • Tuesday 10/25 in Mackay Science room 321 at 7:00- Jean Earl on Basque tree rubbings around Tahoe.  Jean and Phillip Earl are co-authors of Basque Aspen Art of the Sierra Nevada (2011).
  • Tuesday 11/29 in Mackay Science room 321- Steve Churchillo, City of Reno Urban Forester, and Naomi Duerr, Reno City Council Member-on Reno's tree inventory and Urban Forest Management plan: what is a tree inventory and management plan, how to apply it, species and age diversity findings and implications, sustainability factors, trends, and forecasting future urban forest conditions.
  • Wednesday 3/1 in William Raggio Building room 2003 - Marty Sillito, "Campus Beautification and Sustainable Practices," Keeping a campus beautiful and welcoming is no easy task. This discussion will review the operations of landscape maintenance, campus beautification, and sustainable practices at the University of Nevada, Reno. Topics will include smart irrigation, environmental awareness, collaborative interactions with internal and external entities, and innovative thinking. Marty Sillito is the Assistant Director for Grounds Services at the University of Nevada, Reno. Formerly he was the Grounds Operations manager and Urban Forester for Texas A&M University. He has a Master's Degree in Landscaping Architecture with an emphasis in sustainable urbanism.
  • Tuesday 3/28 in William Raggio Building room 2003-- Dan Baird, Dan will provide a brief history of the Forest Service, noting differences between the Forest Service and the Park Service.  He'll discuss the trees that grow in Nevada, timber harvest, wildfire control, and some lessons he's learned over the years.
    Dan Baird has an MS degree in range management.  He worked thirty-two years for the U.S. Forest Service in Region IV, which included Western Wyoming, Utah, Nevada and Idaho.  He served as a forest ranger in Utah and Nevada and retired as an Assistant Forest Supervisor in Idaho.  Additionally, he worked on the overhead team of a Class I fire team for twenty-five years, fighting wildfires throughout the Western United States.
  • Tuesday 4/25 in William Raggio Building room 2003--Charlie Truettner, a PhD student in geography, will talk about how he became a dendrochronologist, and he'll share his tree ring research.  His talk will be an engaging mix of story and science.

For more information, please call (775) 784-4528

Bad Weather? Email Cheryll Glotfelty ( for information.


Past Events:

Planting of four new tree species to help diversify the UNR Arboretum campus

planting tree 2

planting tree 1

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