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The Arboretum at ASU - Tempe campus

The Arboretum at ASU is managed by the Facilities Management Ground Services Department, It's open to the public seven days a week, dawn to dusk and free of charge.

On November 20, 1990, the entire Tempe campus at ASU was officially dedicated as an arboretum by ASU President Lattie Coor.

Arboretum programming is funded by Facilities Management, Grounds Services and the Friends of the Arboretum, an ASU Foundation Associate Fund.



Click here to donate and
Apply to the Wall of Honor
Be a part of ASU's history with a donation that is recognized with a copper plaque on the Wall of Honor at Sun Devil Plaza.
Click here to donate Select Friends of the Arboretum from the "Select an associate fund" drop down menu
ADOPT A PLANTER Invest your time in the Arboretum and watch it grow.
INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT An ecological approach to pest control on campus.
CAMPUS HARVEST 2010 Winner of the President's Sustainability Award
COMMUNITY GARDEN Arboretum @ ASU sponsors student gardening club ASU GROW
DATE PALM GERMPLASM ASU's Date Palm Germplasm is one of only four date palm germplasms in the United States
INTERNSHIPS Earn course credit through SoLS at the Arboretum.
TOURS AND COLLECTIONS Download Arboretum tour maps.
SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS Compost Cycle – Biodiesel Equipment – Grounds for Grounds -  Central Plant & Office Water Capture Projects
TREE CAMPUS USA ASU Arbor Day and Tree Campus Service learning projects.
VOLUNTEER PROGRAM Get involved with the Arboretum! VOLUNTEER!

Staff Listing

Deborah Thirkhill
Volunteer Program Coordinator, Arboretum/Grounds Services
(480) 268-4165

Ellen Newell
Assistant Director, Arboretum/Grounds Services
(480) 965-2682

Polly Pinney
Executive Director, Facilities Management