Earl L. Core Arboretum
|West Virginia University Arboretum|
Trail in Core Arboretum
|Elevation||997 ft (303.9 m) |
|Area||91 acres (36.8 ha) |
|- Established||1998 |
|Owner||West Virginia University |
|Topo map||USGS Morgantown North|
|Nearest city||Morgantown, West Virginia|
|Website: Core Arboretum|
The Earl L. Core Arboretum is a 91-acre (37 ha) arboretum owned by West Virginia University and located on Monongahela Boulevard in Morgantown, West Virginia. It is open to the public daily without charge.
The arboretum's history began in 1948 when the University acquired its site. Professor Earl Lemley Core (1902-1984), chairman of the Biology Department, then convinced President Irvin Stewart to set the property aside for the study of biology and botany. In 1975 the arboretum was named in Core's honor.
The arboretum is now managed by the biology department, and consists of mostly old-growth forest on steep hillside and Monongahela River flood plain. It includes densely wooded areas with 3.5 miles (5.6 km) of walking trails, as well as 3 acres (12,000 m2) of lawn planted with specimen trees.
- "Core Arboretum". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1997-03-11. Retrieved 2009-03-29.
- "The Core Arboretum". West Virginia University Department of Biology. Retrieved 2009-03-29.
- "Arboretum History". West Virginia University Department of Biology. Retrieved 2009-03-29.[dead link]
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