Our mission is to preserve the stately historic campus landscape, to build upon the diversity of the collection with sustainable species, and to reinforce the aesthetic character of the campus. It seeks to provide visitors with a broader understanding of the campus landscape and promote long-term stewardship of the environment.
The Hamilton Arboretum has on inventory 2,281 separate trees.
The average trunk diameter of all these trees combined is approximately 14 inches.
The Maple is the most dominant specie of all of these trees with 431 individual plants on campus.
According to the Arbor Day Foundation and the National Tree Benefit Calculator,
Trees pay us back in:
- Storm water control,
- Property Value,
- Air Quality and
- CO2 benefits every day
If one 14 inch diameter Maple tree is able to provide $113 in benefits per year-
Just think what 2,281 other trees can provide!
Yes! That's right...approxiamtely $258,000 per year in benefits!
Now that's a lot of GREEN!