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A Sanctuary for all Seasons at the C.W. Post Community Arboretum


Rita Langdon,Associate Provost and Director of Public Relations
C.W. Post Campus,
Long Island University

The C.W. Post Community ArboretumThe refreshing spring weather has arrived, and there's no better time to meander the arboretum trails of the C.W. Post Community Arboretum. The arboretum is a magnificent 40-acre tract of native trees and nature trails within the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University. It features more than 125 trees (71 species), some very rare, and stands as a tribute to the natural beauty of Long Island 's famed Gold Coast. The trees within the arboretum are labeled with horticultural and origin information.

In recent weeks 58 trees and shrubs were planted throughout the Campus. “The mild winter gave us an opportunity to start the tree planting early,” said Case Joosse, grounds manager at C.W. Post. On your visit you will find a quiet sanctuary for observing and communing with nature in all seasons. Self-guided walking tours begin at Hillwood Commons and last 30 to 45 minutes.

To obtain your free map, go to the Hillwood Commons Information Desk or call the Office of Community Relations at (516) 299-3500 or e-mail The arboretum's web site is

Posted 05/01/2008

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