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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.

ADOPT A MALL Invest your time in the Arboretum and watch it grow.
CAMPUS HARVEST 2010 Winner of the President's Sustainability Award
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.
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.

Staff Listing

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

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

Polly Pinney
Executive Director, Facilities Management