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Bard College Landscape and Arboretum Program Earns Recognition from ArbNet Program and Tree Campus USA

Arbor Day Tree Planting Event to Take Place on Bard Campus, April 27

Darren O'Sullivan
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—The Landscape and Arboretum Program at Bard College has earned accreditation from the ArbNet program and has, for the last 9 years, been recognized by Tree Campus USA, an Arbor Day Foundation program. The Landscape and Arboretum Program promotes tree conservation and preservation on Bard’s nearly 1000-acre Campus and offers horticultural education, outreach, and research. To celebrate its 11th anniversary, the Landscape and Arboretum Program is hosting a tree planting event on campus on Arbor Day, Friday, April 27. The event, which takes place at 2 p.m. along the path to the Bertelsmann Campus Center from Annandale Rd., is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Amy Parrella, Arboretum director, at 845-752-LEAF or email

Tree Campus USA, an Arbor Day Foundation program, honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation. For more information, visit

ArbNet, an interactive, collaborative, international community of arboreta and tree-focused professionals, facilitates the sharing of knowledge, experience, and other resources to help arboreta meet their institutional goals and works to raise professional standards through the ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program. For more information, visit

The Landscape and Arboretum Program at Bard College preserves and enhances the natural and landscaped resources of the College’s nearly 1000-acre campus in the Hudson River Valley and promotes knowledge and appreciation of horticulture and conservation. The Bard campus is comprised of meadows, forests, wetlands, tidal estuary, and a Hudson River tributary, namely the Sawkill Creek. The campus landscape also contains many 200-year-old trees and is part of the 32-mile Hudson River National Historic Landmark District. The Landscape and Arboretum Program aims to provide a campus environment rich in horticultural diversity and beauty that can be readily enjoyed by the College and surrounding community. For more information, visit

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This event was last updated on 04-11-2018