The Arboretum at Penn State

Mission / Vision / Core Values

Mission

The mission of The Arboretum at Penn State is to engage the academic strengths of the University in promoting scholarship and education about plants and their history and importance on earth.

View of an old white oak tree in the fields near Hartley Wood

View of an old white oak tree in the fields near Hartley Wood

Vision

The Arboretum at Penn State strives to be a place of beauty and renewal, a venue for the arts, and a pathway to discovery and enrichment.

Core Values

Above all else, the staff and supporters of The Arboretum at Penn State are dedicated to excellence, emphasizing the quality of collections, materials, function, and design.