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


April and May Events


  • April:  "Out on a Limb": Tree-Themed student art show will be displayed in the breezeway of the Knowledge Center for the month of April.
  • Friday, April 22:  Earth Day (10:00-3:00 Gateway Plaza). Many groups represented.  Arboretum will be giving away saplings and other freebies.
  • Tuesday, April 26: 7:00, MS 321: Arboretum "Tree Talk" on the Nevada Big Tree program and preview of UNR's state champion trees. Rod Haulenbeek, "The Tree Hunter," is the speaker.
  • Friday, April 29: Arbor Day
    1. 10:00: Meet at the statue of John Mackay at the north end of the quad--Nevada Big Tree tour led by Arboretum Board member Rod Haulenbeek: UNR has more than 25 Nevada Big Trees, the largest specimens of their species in the state.  This tour will visit some highlights.
    2. 1:00: TreeCampus USA recertification and ceremonial tree planting.  We will be planting a Monkey Puzzle tree (sponsored by the ASUN Center for Student Engagement) on the north side of the new Pennington building.
  • Thursday, May 5 (12:30-2:30) Student-led tree tour around the Joe, the Knowledge Center, and Church Fine Arts.  Tour departs from Gateway Plaza, just outside the main doors of the Joe.
  • Saturday, May 7: Day at the Museum  (10:00-4:00) A campus-wise showcase of the University District Consortium's museums. The Arboretum will staff a table of kid-friendly activities in the Hilliard Plaza.

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

Bad Weather? Email Cheryll Glotfelty ( for information.


Past Events:

The annual celebration of Arbor Day in April includes tree plantings and a tree giveaway.

Two guys planting a tree

Annual tree giveaway

Tree giveaway

Tree Giveaway

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