UCF Arboretum

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Established by President Trevor Colbourn in 1983, the UCF Arboretum began with approximately 12 acres (4.9 ha) of a disturbed pond pine (Pinus serotina) community just east side of the developed area of campus, and east of the present biology building. In 1988 the University expanded the Arboretum to include a 5-acre (2.0 ha) Cypress dome, an oak hammock of about 3 acres (1.2 ha), and about 15 acres (6.1 ha) of sand pine and Florida scrub, connected to the original Arboretum by a saw palmetto (Sabal palmetto) community and increasingly rare Florida longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) flatwoods. Currently, the official Arboretum Boundary encompasses approximately 82 acres (33.2 ha).

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