Dr. Lew Feldman, Garden Director What are knots and knotholes and how do they form? Knots are visible imperfections in wood. They are typically circular and darker than the surrounding wood area and when the knot separates from the surrounding wood a knothole form. Let’s consider how knots and knotholes originate. The explanation begins by…

Dear Garden Community: Many of you have reached out to express concern about the care of our collections during shelter-in-place. We appreciate your messages and are deeply touched that you have kept the Garden in heart and mind during this extremely challenging time. Please rest assured that the Garden is being well looked after. A…

Dear Friends of the UC Botanical Garden, As many of you know, we intended to keep the Garden open with free admission during the coronavirus pandemic. However, in light of new requirements from public health officials we have temporarily closed the UC Botanical Garden. I am deeply saddened by this development, since the Garden offers…

Dr. Lew Feldman, Garden Director In the natural environment, it is not unusual to come upon a leaning tree or branch showing a surprising degree of bending. Such a situation frequently is the result of a landslide, which alters the normal vertical orientation of the tree, or could be a consequence of winds continually blowing…

© 2020 UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley
Top