Summer research program returns after 2020 cancellation
More than 200 students from across the U.S. and beyond applied for our Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. The program is back this year after being cancelled for 2020 due to the pandemic. Find out what they can expect.
The State Arboretum of Virginia is home to many botanical surprises for our patrons -- some known and some waiting to be found. After a pair of trees caught Arboretum Specialist Jared Manzo's eye, he noticed subtle differences. He spent months identifying the species of two hawthorn trees, and this is what he learned along the way.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of NASA's Apollo 14 mission, when hundreds of tree seeds orbited the moon. The resulting "Moon Trees" are scattered around the world, but one of them is closer than you may think.