The Urban Forestry Arboretum was established in 2008 and is located west of the fire station at 1060 Pearl Street. Currently, 86 trees are growing onsite including 61 different tree species and cultivars. One of the arboretum's purposes is to display the different types of trees that property owners may plant on their property or have the City plant in the tree lawn. Residents can visit to see what the tree they are planting will look like throughout the seasons and as it matures.
Along Pearl Street under the electric lines is a row of tree species that are smaller in size at maturity. These tree species are appropriate for planting near overhead electric lines. There is a kiosk located at the SE corner of the arboretum with more information about the trees growing at the arboretum and found around Bowling Green growing in the tree lawn and on City property. Additionally, trees throughout the arboretum are labeled to identify each tree species and cultivar.
Parking is available near the kiosk at the southeast corner of the arboretum. For more information please contact the City Arborist.