What we’re still learning about how trees grow

Fundamental questions remain about what factors limit tree growth. A new study may hold answers.

Ferocious fungus

U engineers discover what makes a tree-killing fungus so hard to put down.

Humans of the U: Scott Leech

When a tree falls on campus, Scott Leech turns it into something beautiful.

After the storm: Facilities to the rescue

It was a storm unlike any campus had ever seen.

Biology professor bridges science and faith

Biologist Nalini Nadkarni discusses building bridges between scientists and faith communities.

Changing forests

In a warming climate, tree communities, particularly in more arid regions, are becoming more drought tolerant primarily through the death of less hardy trees.

Is climate change good for plants?

Could the rising levels of carbon dioxide actually be good for plants?


Nursery stock and homeowner preferences drive tree diversity in Salt Lake Valley.

Safe & Sound

Holiday Festivities and Decorations FOOD If departmental celebrations include food, please consult the campus food safety guide (here) as you plan your menus.  Please don’t schedule or allow potluck meals on campus. TREES Natural cut trees are not permitted by the State Fire Marshal’s Office. Artificial trees are permitted in areas that do not block […]