Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: Why establish an arboretum at a retirement community?
A: Trees and shrubs on the Kendal Crosslands campus are among its most compelling features and they deserve to be celebrated for their beauty, their contribution to our quality of life, and their potential to attract new residents.

Q2: What is an accredited arboretum?
A: An accredited arboretum is one recognized by the Arbnet Arboretum Accreditation Program of the Morton Arboretum as having met certain professional standards at any of four levels. As of 2017, the Kendal Crosslands Arboretum meet the Level Two requirement that of 100 different kinds (species or varieties) of trees or woody plants that have been documented, identified, and labeled by their scientific name and cultivar if applicable.

Q3: How many trees are in the Kendal Crosslands Arboretum?
A: More than 400 mature trees are labeled in the Kendal Crosslands Arboretum. As of August 2019, these trees include: 226 trees on 7 loop walks, 45 Gift Trees, 12 Arbor Day trees, and 100 trees in six Featured Collections.

Q4: How were trees on the Kendal Crosslands Arboretum List selected?
A: For optimal visibility, unique trees on the Kendal Crosslands campus closest to walkways and drives were selected. Each is labeled to denote genus, species, cultivar name if applicable, and nativity.

Q5: How is the Kendal Crosslands Arboretum administered?
A: The Kendal Crosslands Arboretum Joint Committee consists of residents from each community; they work with the KCC Grounds Supervisor.

Q6: What about public access?
A: The Kendal Crosslands campus is already open to the public and at least two public educational programs are presented Each year. All walks are handicap accessible.

Q7: How may I visit the Kendal Crosslands Arboretum?
A: Click on "How to Find Us". Visit the reception area in each community to pick up a tree list and maps. Review the tree lists and maps here. Guided tours for groups are available by calling the KCC Grounds Supervisor at (610) 388-5558 at least one week ahead. No dogs please!

Q8: How can I help?
A: Tax deductible donations may be made to the Kendal Crosslands Arboretum Fund in any amount. A minimum of $500.00 is expected for the purchase of Gift Trees. For more information, go to Donate. Suggestions and support are welcome. Please click Contact Us to send an email with your comments..