Donald E. Davis Arboretum

Promoting education, research, conservation and outreach.



SAVE THE DATE!! MAY 25th - 28th for the first time ever in the Southeast, the Davis Arboretum will host the North American Open Master's Tree Climbing Competition (NAOM)

Come enjoy a weekend of professional tree climbing as certified arborists compete for the title of Master's Champion! More info regarding this competition coming soon!



Tree Gene Partnersip

Arboretum curator directly impacts conservation efforts for extremely rare oaks

“I am proud that the Donald E. Davis Arboretum has increasingly become known for expertise in southeastern native oaks, and being able to produce contributions like this report proves it is warranted,” said Patrick Thompson, special collections curator for the Davis Arboretum, which is nationally accredited for its oaks collection.

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Treasured Forests

Davis Arboretum: A Forest on The Plains

Check out this great article by Cole Sikes and Patrick Thompson featured in the fall Alabama's Treasured Forests, a publication of the Alabama Forestry Commission.

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Take a Break with Sounds from the Arboretum 

Take a few minutes and relax. Located in the beautiful Donald E. Davis Arboretum, the waterfall is a peaceful and tranquil spot to enjoy. 




East Alabama Living magazine article

Nature's Art 

Learn more about the Private Collection jewelry line in an article about the Donald E. Davis Arboretum in East Alabama Living magazine. The article begins on page 44 in the online flipbook. 

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