Davidson College Arboretum

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United States of America - North Carolina - Davidson

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BGCI Member: No

ArbNet Accredited: Level I

About the Davidson College Arboretum

Davidson College's 450-acre campus has been a national arboretum since 1982, but the dream, and solicitous care of the trees and grounds began well before the Civil War.

Main Address:
Davidson College Arboretum
Davidson College Physical Plant
Box 7166
North Carolina 28036-7166 United States of America

Telephone: (704) 894-2119
URL: www.davidson.edu/offices/physical-plant/arboretum
Primary Email: chjolly@davidson.edu

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: James King, Director of Grounds Maintenance
    Curator's Name: Charles Jolly, Assistant Director of Grounds
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  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 15
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About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Date founded: 1982
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 182 Hectares
    Latitude: 35.5001270
    Longitude: -80.8479340
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Arboretum: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 3000
  • Special Collections:Thanks to the Douglass estate, aerial photos were taken and topographical maps drawn up. Since then, students and Physical Plant workers have contributed to the continuing project of labeling and caring for the trees on campus. Some 3,000 woody trees and shrubs have been labeled, five of which were extinct on the North American continent from 2 to 50 million years ago.

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