Seven Penn State campuses have created a network that will inventory trees and plant life while sharing research and teaching resources, with the eventual goal of creating an arboretum at each of the University’s 24 campuses.

The new Commonwealth Arboreta Network extends across the state from Penn State Behrend, on the shores of Lake Erie, to Penn State Abington in suburban Philadelphia. The seven campuses represent Pennsylvania’s diverse climates and ecoregions, said Casey Sclar, H.O. Smith Endowed Director of the Arboretum at Penn State, located at University Park.