SLU Arboretum Proposal

This innovation grant, funded in Spring 2011 has the goal of St. Lawrence University becoming an arboretum, a place that honors the diversity and beauty of trees by giving select trees identifying signs and creating a tour of campus based on viewing these selected trees.  Creating and maintaining the campus grounds as an arboretum will provide educational opportunities for St. Lawrence and other local students and community members as well as becoming a point of interest as the only arboretum in the North Country and one of very few in a Liberal Arts College setting.  As an arboretum the campus would showcase the diversity of tree species native to the northeastern U.S. and southern Canada.