Arboretum at the University of California, Santa Cruz

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Arboretum at the University of California, Santa Cruz
Arboretum, UCSC.jpg
Arboretum at UCSC is located in California
Arboretum at UCSC
Arboretum at UCSC
Arboretum at UCSC is located in the US
Arboretum at UCSC
Arboretum at UCSC
Type Botanical garden
Location 1156 High St, Santa Cruz, California 95064
Coordinates 36°58′57.75″N 122°3′41.11″W / 36.9827083°N 122.0614194°W / 36.9827083; -122.0614194Coordinates: 36°58′57.75″N 122°3′41.11″W / 36.9827083°N 122.0614194°W / 36.9827083; -122.0614194
Operated by University of California Santa Cruz
Status Open year round


The Arboretum at the University of California, Santa Cruz, also called the UCSC Arboretum, is an arboretum located on the campus of the University of California, Santa Cruz, in Santa Cruz, California in the United States.

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The UC Santa Cruz campus was originally part of the larger property of pioneer Henry Cowell. The Arboretum site has remarkable climatic and topographic diversity and a wide variety of soils, since the underlying rocks include granite, schist, limestone, and several sandstones. The Arboretum officially started in 1964 with about 90 species of eucalyptus. Its gradual expansion has focused mainly on plants of the Southern Hemisphere, and now includes a comprehensive collection of conifers, exotic South African proteas, Australian plants, and a fine collection of "living fossils".

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