Happy Arbor Day!

Today, April 28th, is Arbor Day!
Did you know, Arbor literally translates to “tree” day from the Latin origin of the word arbor.  This holiday celebrates the planting, upkeep and preservation of trees.

An arboretum is a living museum established for the growing and effective display of trees, shrubs, and vines. The specimens are maintained, labeled, cataloged, and mapped to highlight the characteristics of the grounds, the collections, the type of research, and educational programs unique to the arboretum.

The Allegheny Arboretum
Did you know….The Allegheny Arboretum is the entire 374 acres of the IUP campus!
There are 1,200 trees on the north campus, representing 104 tree species. The Arboretum aims to document and care for these living treasures that give the IUP campus its lush appearance at all corners—especially the beloved Oak Grove along Oakland Avenue.
Learn more about the Allegheny Arboretum

In honor of this special day, we’d like to highlight a few places in Indiana County!
We are proud to promote the numerous locations that promote conservation and preservation.

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