The mission of the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML) Arboretum is to develop and maintain a living plant collection that will provide a safe, attractive, educational and sustainable urban forest that faculty, staff, students and visitors can use as a resource for teaching, learning and enjoyment.

UMass Lowell has achieved recognition through the Arbor Day Foundation as a designated Tree Campus as well as certification as a Level II Arboretum through the ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation program.

The UML Arboretum is a partnership with the Office of Sustainability and Facilities Management, along with the support of faculty, the student government association and our community partners. 

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Campus Designations

  • Certified in 2023
  • Certified in 2011

Local Partners

  • food forest Andrew Boules

    Food Forest Blossoms on South Campus

    The food forest on South Campus is being used for research, in academic courses and as a place for the community to gather.
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  • Winbourne tree research

    Hot in the City

    Environmental, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Asst. Prof. Joy Winbourne is researching how trees respond to urban environments and climate change by deploying sap flow sensors throughout Lowell.
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  • Arbor Day tree planting

    UMass Lowell Blooms into Certified Arboretum

    A ceremonial planting on South Campus signified UMass Lowell’s new role as a certified arboretum – a place where trees and other plants are cultivated for scientific and educational purposes.
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