Wednesday, April 27, 2016

White Haven Memorial Park, an Accredited Arboretum

An arboretum is an area devoted to the collection of trees and shrubs.  It is different from a normal forest, nursery or park because it is a place where varieties of trees are grown for scientific, educational and ornamental purposes.  An arboretum is a great way to care for the environment, preserve the land and study plants.  In addition to scientific and preservation purposes, it is also an aesthetically pleasing place for people to visit and feel in touch with nature.

At White Haven Memorial Park, we are committed to managing our property with wildlife and the environment in mind.  In recent years, White Haven was awarded a Level I Accreditation by The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program for our impeccable standards of practices in arboreta and botanic gardens.  In addition, we are also recognized as an accredited arboretum in The Morton Register of Arboreta.  

Since opening in 1929, White Haven has accumulated over 100 varieties of trees and plants and our variety is growing.  White Haven Memorial Park has 170 acres of parkland that showcases everything from venerable oaks that pre-date the cemetery to more recent plantings of Bradford Pears and Star Magnolias.  Recent efforts have been focused on spreading colors and blooming times throughout the park so that it might be enjoyed throughout the year.  

At White Haven, we continue to use our arboretum as a way to educate and uplift our community.  If you are interested in learning more about our 100 plus species of trees, we have information on each of our specimen trees and their location in our office.  Whether you are a researcher, educator or nature-lover, we invite you to hike White Haven’s trails and view our arboretum of spectacular trees and the impressive variety of wildlife these trees support!

To learn more about the nature, wildlife and unique burial options at White Haven Memorial Park, please browse our website at