State Arboretum of Utah

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The State Arboretum of Utah (1,500 acres (6.1 km2))[1] is an arboretum located across the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, as well as on an additional site (147 acres (0.59 km2))[2] at the Red Butte Garden and Arboretum. The campus grounds and the Red Butte Garden[3] are open to the public every day. The conservatory is open by appointment only.

The State Arboretum was established in 1961.[4][5] It now contains over 8,000 trees (300 species and varieties, including over 40 taxa of conifers), and what is claimed to be the largest Russian Olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia) collection in the United States. The arboretum's conservatory (1,100 sq ft (100 m2)) contains over 400 exotic taxa. The Red Butte Garden and Arboretum contains more than 300 large conifers and an extensive collection of dwarf conifers (over 75 taxa).

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  1. ^ The total size of the University. The space available for trees has increased and decreased as buildings, streets and parking areas have been required or removed.
  2. ^ The Red Butte Gardens area is filled with a combination of trees and other plants, as well as access and congregation areas.
  3. ^ Admission to Red Butte Garden is by paid admission.
  4. ^ J Willard Marriott Library (University of Utah), accessed 23 August 2011
  5. ^ TreeLink.org Utah State Arboretum, accessed 23 August 2011

Coordinates: 40°46′N 111°50′W / 40.77°N 111.84°W / 40.77; -111.84