Guided Arboretum Tours

Oregon State University’s Campus Arboretum serves as a living learning laboratory for the university and surrounding community to support the University’s Land Grant Mission of teaching, research, and outreach and engagement. The use of interpretive plant signage and an interactive web map is working to increase access and spread awareness of the plants that make up the unique woody plant living collection across core campus.

Join Dan Blanchard, a horticulture graduate research assistant, on a guided tour of OSU's recently accredited arboretum where you will learn about the history of the OSU campus landscape, the newly accredited arboretum and the various plants within.

Guided Arboretum Tours
Tours are available Oct. 13  from 9-11 a.m. PT or Oct. 13 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. PT. Please register by Oct. 9 to secure your space on one of these guided tours. 


This is a walking tour of the OSU Campus. Participants should be able to walk up at least one mile at a time, walk up and down stairs and be able to stand unassisted. For disability accommodations, please contact the OSU Alumni Association at   

About Dan Blanchard
Dan Blanchard, Curator of Living Plant Collections for OSU Campus Arboretum and Horticulture Instructor recently completed his Master of Science in Horticulture at Oregon State University. Dan’s thesis project focused on the establishment and ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation of the OSU Campus Arboretum.  He is a native of the Greenville-Spartanburg area of South Carolina and has worked for multiple botanic gardens and arboreta across the US. Dan has a passion for woody plant material, urban forestry, plant identification, public horticulture and education. Dan teaches Landscape Plant Materials I & II and oversees the Professional and Continuing Education Landscape Plant Identification four-part series.

*Dates, times and other details for in-person events are subject to change.

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