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Title: NCSU Arboretum Home Page

The NCSU Arboretum

I regret to inform friends of the NCSU Arboretum of the death of Dr. J. C. Raulston, Founding Director of the Arboretum, in an automobile accident on December 21, 1996 at 11:30 p.m. in Ramseur, North Carolina. A memorial service will be held Sunday, January 19, 1997, 2 p.m. at the McKimmon Center on the NCSU Campus. In lieu of flowers, please support the Education Center with a donation made payable to "The NC Agricultural Foundation" with a memo line "Arboretum Building Fund" mailed to the NCSU Department of Horticulture, Box 7609, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 27695-7609.

-Arthur Kelley, NCSU Arboretum WWW Site Administrator

Further information:

Raleigh News and Observer, December 23, 1996
NCSU Arboretum founder killed in car accident

Raleigh News and Observer, December 24, 1996
NCSU arboretum founder left a living legacy to state
Deadly crash separated teens, lifelong friends
Editorial: Uprooted too soon

Raleigh News and Observer, December 25, 1996

Lynn Hoyt's Memorial with Photos

Mission Statement:

The mission of The NCSU Arboretum is to enrich and expand urban and residential landscapes by promoting a greater diversity of superior and better adapted landscape plants for creative, environmentally sound landscapes.


NCSU Arboretum Membership


Rare Plant Distribution

Final List of plants for 1996

Final List of plants for 1995

Connoisseur Plant Program

List of plants from 1995


Present Programs

  1. Evaluation of plants in collection; addition of ca. 600 - 800 taxa per year.
  2. Distribute ca. 15,000 plants annually to nursery industry.
  3. Public Use - NCSU classes; community colleges; high school judging teams; Master Gardener tours - kindergarten to retirement; short courses and field days; nurserymen tours; TV filming. Approximately 100,000 visitors per year.
  4. Research use - many faculty in varied departments; plus graduate students and other institutions.
  5. Sharing with other arboreta and institutions - design, plant advisory and plants.

Major Collections

A Photographic Tour of the NCSU Arboretum

Arboretum Education Center


The NCSU Arboretum Plant Cultivar Introductions

The N. C. Association of Nurserymen and NCSU Arboretum Program for Superior Plant Promotion

Mail Order Resources

Location, Operating Hours, and Admission

4301 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Open 8 AM till dusk, every day of the year.
Cost of Public admission: No charge for admission.
Supported by The Friends of The NCSU Arboretum.

Contact us at:

Mailing Address:
Department of Horticultural Science, Box 7609
North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC, 27695-7609

NCSU Arboretum secretary: 919-515-3132
NCSU Arboretum information: 919-515-7641
NCSU Arboretum FAX: 919-515-7747

Hurricane Fran visits the NCSU Arboretum

September 5 and 6, 1996

A Report

List of Damaged Plants

Other Interesting Places


College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
and CALS Development and Foundations

Tree Smart Program: Trees for the Carolinas
sponsored by CP&L

Statistics on Server Useage

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