The Arboretum at California University

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The Arboretum

Cal U's 92-acre lower campus is also an arboretum – a carefully cataloged collection of trees and shrubs.

This public garden features about 500 specimens representing more than 100 species, including a sampling of nearly every tree genus indigenous to Pennsylvania. The oldest trees in the collection date to the early 1800s.

Permanent labels identify trees by their common and scientific names. Gardens planted with ornamental grasses, perennials and annual flowers brighten the campus in season.

The arboretum is open to the public from dawn to dusk every day.

Visitors can purchase food and beverages in the Gold Rush Dining Room, the Flatz convenience store inside the Natali Student Center or the Sycamore Bistro in Herron Hall.

The Arboretum at California University is a member of the American Horticultural Association and the American Public Gardens Association. Admission is free.

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Support the arboretum

You can remember someone special and support the Arboretum at California University by giving a tree in honor of an alumnus or another loved one. 

To learn how individuals and nonprofit organizations can support the arboretum, please call the Office of University Development at 724-938-5759.

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