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Arboretum Development Fund

Fleming's School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences is a community leader in environmental and natural resource sciences education.

We utilize a variety of outdoor environments and classrooms to achieve our student’s learning outcomes. In an effort to enhance its educational offerings the School is establishing an Arboretum on the Frost campus. Construction is expected to begin in September 2017 with a celebratory event open to the public.

The Arboretum at Frost will be a living library and an outdoor classroom, utilized by programs including, but not limited to, Ecosystem Management, Forestry, Fish and Wildlife, Arboriculture, Urban Forestry and Outdoor and Adventure Education. Students will utilize the Arboretum during their coursework, building skills such as tree planting and maintenance, tree identification, trail maintenance, navigation and geocaching, and natural heritage interpretation. The Arboretum will include a trail system and interpretive signage that highlights the ecological and cultural significance of each tree.

The Arboretum not only supports the Fleming community but also its external surrounding communities. It will create a new green space for members of the public to visit and utilize, further enhancing their appreciation of nature all the while improving their physical and mental well-being. In addition, it will have a positive environmental impact by increasing biodiversity and decreasing our carbon footprint.

The Arboretum Development Fund supports the initial development and long-term maintenance of the Arboretum. This project provides the opportunity to recognize a loved one by naming a bench or tree in their honour. See benches and trees program for more details.

Fundraising Goal: $100,000 with $85,000 left to be raised.


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