The Arboretum is open to the public at this time from dawn to dusk, following recommended social distancing practices. Please bring a mask with you and wear it anytime you can not be at least six feet from others, including passing on the trails. Feel free to step off the trail to maintain proper distancing.

Fires are not allowed anywhere, and our dog on leash policy will be strictly enforced. Bikes are only allowed in the Upper Arboretum.

About the Arb

The “Arb” consists of approximately 800 acres of land adjacent to the College and was created under the leadership of President Donald J. Cowling and Professor Harvey E. Stork in the 1920s. Professor Stork and Superintendent of Grounds D. Blake Stewart (“Stewsie”) were responsible for much of the early development of the Arb, and their influences can still be seen and felt in many places. Stork and Stewsie were remarkable land managers, and it can be argued that they were among the nation’s first restoration ecologists. In particular, their planting of upland forest trees and wildflowers in the Upper Arb (Stork Forest) decades ago is now coming to impressive maturity.