Study, walk, sit, reflect, observe and above all, enjoy.
The Arboretum is an educational resource for the community as well as an aesthetic component of the college campus.
It is designed to be historic and dynamic, featuring ageless components plus regular and systematic additions and modifications to the plantings and their environment.
Take note of bed plantings and sculptures as well as identified trees. You may want to watch for "star" attractions. Each season provides contrast. Warm seasons with full foliage or flowering can be spectacular, while winter provides a special view of the structure of plants.
Visit often to appreciate more completely God's gift of plants.
Specimens along the walking trail:
- Two large American elms spared the Dutch elm disease
- Old bur oak, king of native oaks
- Specimen pin oak, at least 80 years old
- Young star magnolias (spring)
- Two bald cypress tress (yes, they lose their needles in fall)
- Gingo tree, a truly ancient breed
- Harlequin maple
- The oldest cedar trees on campus
- Mature mugho pine
- Trio of flowering crabapples (spring spectacular)
- Concolor fir in its prime
- Pair of Washington hawthorns (with thorns, of course)
- Scotch pine group
- Redbud (spring flowers, but notice deep green leaves)
- The sunken garden
A brochure contains a walking map with major specimens and plantings located and described.