is an arboretum:
An arboretum is a place where trees are grown and displayed for scientific,
educational, and aesthetic purposes (an outdoor tree museum).
is the ETSU Arboretum:
The ETSU Arboretum comprises the whole campus along with the adjacent
University Woods Natural Area.
was the ETSU Arboretum established?
The ETSU Arboretum received certification from the Tennessee Urban
Forestry Council in 2002. Organization of the Arboretum began in 2000.
The careful planting and maintenance of trees on campus dates to the
earliest days of the University.
does the ETSU Arboretum do?
The ETSU Arboretum manages many activities. For example,
it plants new trees; it installs tree identification signs; it publishes
interpretive brochures; it arranges public talks; it arranges tours
and other arboretum activities for the public and schools; it supports
the ETSU Botany classes; and it hosts Celebrate Arbor Day events.
is ETSU Arboretum funded?
Since 2001, the ETSU Arboretum has received over $50,000
in grants from public agencies (Tennessee Department of Agriculture
Forestry Division) and private benefactors (Harris Fund of the East
Tennessee Foundation and the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust). Many
(tax-deductible) gifts from area garden clubs and individual donors
have supported purchase of new trees and other arboretum functions.
The Arboretum receives no regular funding from the ETSU budget.
do I get more information on the ETSU Arboretum?
Join our mailing list (free) by writing to: ETSU Arboretum,
Dept. of Biological Sciences, Box 70703, ETSU, Johnson City, TN, 37614-0703,
by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org,
or through this link.
printed materials available?
Yes. Three brochures — “A Walking Tour of
Notable Trees on the ETSU Campus,” “A Walking Tour of Coniferous
Trees on the ETSU Campus,” and “ETSU Arboretum Map and Species
List” — and several Newsletters
are available free on request. New publications for winter/spring 2003
include: “Non-Visual Identification of Coniferous Trees”
audio tour, a tour of “Tree Giants on ETSU Campus,” and
a guide to “Memorial Trees of the ETSU Arboretum.”
runs the ETSU Arboretum?
The ETSU Arboretum is a cooperative effort. Dr.
Foster Levy and Dr. Tim
McDowell (Department of Biological Sciences) direct activities,
grants, and publications; Horticulturalist Kathleen
Moore (Physical Plant) directs planting and maintenance of trees
and landscape; Interns Susan
Antkiewitz and Nancy Fischman
manage outreach activities and website; and other active participants
include students and volunteers from the university community.
you accept donations?
Yes, thank you! Tax-deductible gifts to the ETSU Arboretum
Fund of the ETSU Foundation greatly enhance our efforts to beautify
the ETSU campus with interesting and unusual trees. Gifts may be sent
to the ETSU Arboretum, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Box 70703, ETSU,
Johnson City TN 37614-0703.