University of Southern Maine Arboretum

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United States of America - Maine - Gorham

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BGCI Member: No

About the University of Southern Maine Arboretum

The goals and objectives of the USM Arboretum are:
-To create a diversity of species that reflects the history of the campus and provides a botanical teaching tool

-To develop a master plan for green space management and preservation, including a complete inventory of each tree that incorporates plant identification, location, age, growth and management records

-To promote horticultural awareness within the University and local community, through the maintenance of a self-guided walking tour

-To quantify and capitalize on campus microclimates in order to foster the growth of non-invasive species not common to the southern Maine area

-To develop a plan for integrated pest management that includes minimal pesticide use in concert with encouragement of native wildlife and bird species

Main Address:
University of Southern Maine Arboretum
104 Anderson Hall
37 College Avenue
Maine 04038 United States of America

Telephone: (207) 780-5226
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Samantha Langley-Turnbaugh, Professor and Department Chair
    Curator's Name: Jeff McKay, Campus Arborist and Landscape Supervisor
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 2001
  • Physical Data
  • Latitude: 43.6799470
    Longitude: -70.4461670
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Arboretum: Yes

Plant Collections

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes