Bard’s Plant Collection
The Bard Arboretum has amassed a plant database of more than 2,000 trees and shrubs, including over 600 unique species. In 2008, the Arboretum started compiling its plant collections and individual specimens using BG-BASE collection management software. The database helps us locate, identify, and quantify the various taxa throughout the Arboretum. A plant collections policy guides the acquisition and removal of all plant material on campus. As part of the effort to document the Arboretum, many of the plants on campus have been labeled with full botanical and common names. Bard’s living core collections consist of beech, conifers, hickories, magnolia, maples, oaks, and small ornamental flowering trees. Individuals interested in researching the campus plants can contact the Arboretum for information. We hope to make the database available to the public in the future.