1982 Dedication

The Donald E. Davis Arboretum - 1982 Dedication Ceremony   

On May 29, 1982, an official dedication ceremony was held to name the arboretum in honor of Dr. Donald E. Davis for his service of 35 years including his oustanding contributions in teaching and research at Auburn University.

The Arboretum, originally proposed in 1959 and formally approved in 1963, had more than 250 species of plants available for study at the time of its dedication. Today, the Arboretum has 7,961 individual plants throughout the 13-acre facility.

Below is an image of the original invitation with key and sketch:

Original sketch of the arboretum



Sketch of the arboretum

Scroll down to view images from the original brochure from 1982 showing 160 species of trees in the arboretum.  

The Donald E. Davis Arboretum - Sketch

Arboretum List of Trees from 1982 

Continuation of Trees from 1982

 Summary of the Dedication of the Arboretum