Spring Reminders for Visitors

Arboretum Drive is used by walkers, runners, bikers, drivers, and wildlife. Please drive slowly and make room for others. Those on foot should travel facing oncoming traffic.

Arboretum Drive is used by walkers, runners, bikers, drivers, and wildlife. Please drive slowly and make room for others. Those on foot should travel facing oncoming traffic.

Spring brings warm weather, sprouts and blooms, the return of migrants and emergence of over-wintering animals—along with many visitors who love to get outdoors and enjoy the Arboretum.

We’d like to share some reminders for visitors to help us protect the restorations and wildlife that live here and make the Arboretum a special place:

  • Please stay on trails. Tender spring plants are sprouting! Off-trail activity tramples plants, disturbs animal habitat, and can disrupt research projects in the field.
  • Drivers, bikers, runners, and animals all share the two-lane curving road. Please drive slowly, move aside so others can pass, and watch for wildlife. Those on foot should travel facing traffic.
  • Dogs and other pets are not allowed in the Arboretum – please leave them at home.
  • Biking is allowed on pavement only – no riding on trails or off-trail.
  • Rollerblades, skateboards, longboards, segways, etc., are not allowed on the road, paths, trails, or grounds.
  • No picnicking, alcohol, sports/rec equipment or games.
  • No tree climbing.
  • No collecting plant and animal materials without a permit.
  • Posed/portrait/commercial photography requires a permit (see the photo policy). Drone photography is not allowed at the Arboretum, per university policy.

We thank you for your support of the Arboretum, and look forward to another beautiful spring season.

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