The Elmhurst College Arboretum

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Computer software brings new sophistication to the care and maintenance of the arboretum.
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How It Grew

It started with one small oak. Today, it includes nearly 800 trees with more than 120 species.

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About the Arboretum

With its astonishing plant variety, the Elmhurst College Arboretum offers an inspiring environment for learning and growth.

The Arboretum was established in 1966 with the planting of a single oak tree. Today, the Arboretum boasts nearly 800 trees and shrubs, including many exotic and rare specimens, and encompasses the entire 48-acre campus.

The Arboretum has won Level II Accreditation from the Morton Register of Arboreta. In addition, the College has earned Tree Campus USA designation from the Arbor Day Foundation in recognition of its dedication to nurturing and maintaining its arboretum. A recent acquisition of specialized computer software helps College arborists and groundskeepers take care of the growing collection.

We invite you to learn more about the Elmhurst College Arboretum. Explore our most significant collections of trees and shrubs, take a virtual tour using the interactive map, or view our list of dedicated trees. Or get involved by dedicating a tree to a loved one or by supporting the Arboretum with a financial gift.

The Arboretum welcomes visitors throughout the year. To plan your visit, please contact us.

 

 

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