About Us

In late 2012, six residents (three from each community) and the Staff Horticulturist formed a committee to work on formulating an application for accreditation as a Level I arboretum through the ArbNet Program and recognized amongst other professional public gardens in the Morton Register of Arboreta. With formal approval granted in April 2013, an expanded governance structure has evolved to guide policy, operations and activities. Resident teams on each campus guide activities such as maintaining current Loop Walk lists and maps, planning educational programs, and organizing an Adopt-A-Tree program and suggesting new trees. A Joint Kendal-Crosslands Committee with residents from both communities continues to guide policies and procedures. All Arboretum activities are under the guidance and supervision of the KCA Curator/Grounds Supervisor.

Group tours can be arranged a week in advance by calling the KCA Curator/Grounds Supervisor at (610) 388-5558. No dogs please!

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KCA Joint Committee Officers

Chairperson: Bob Shipman
Team Leaders and Vice Chairs:
     Kendal: Ellen Wilkinson and Eve Thyrum.
     Crosslands: Jennifer Allcock and Bob Shipman
Treasurer: Phil Dewey
Gift Coordinators:
     Kendal: Dee Stevens
     Crosslands: Jennifer Allcock

Mission and Goals


Protecting natural resources is an important part of the Kendal Corporation tradition. The Kendal Crosslands Arboretum (KCA) assures good land stewardship, provides a serene setting, instills community pride, and offers educational experiences for residents and visitors.

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Bylaws of the
February 2020

Article I: Name

The name of the organization shall be the Kendal Crosslands Arboretum (KCA). It is a part of the Kendal~Crosslands Continuing Care Retirement Community (KCC) which consists of Kendal at Longwood (K) and Crosslands (C). www.kcarboretum.org

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Kendal/Crosslands Arboretum

It was nine years ago that the idea of accrediting the Kendal/Crosslands campus was just a gleam in the eyes of six residents who believed that we should celebrate the trees on our combined campus. In the ensuing years, a Joint Committee of residents worked toward Level 2 Arbnet status for the combined campus which was so accredited in 2017. In collaboration with staff in the Grounds Department, we continue to manage the Arboretum as a Joint Committee of residents from Kendal and Crosslands.

Download this file (2015 Annual Report.rtf)Annual Report 2015[ ]34 kB
Download this file (2016 KCA ANNUAL REPORT final draft April 26.rtf)Annual Report 2016[ ]40 kB
Download this file (2017 KCA ANNUAL REPORT.docx)Annual Report 2017[ ]15 kB
Download this file (2018 KCA ANNUAL REPORT final draft.docx)Annual Report 2018[ ]16 kB
Download this file (2019 Annual Report.docx)Annual Report 2019[ ]18 kB

Read more: Annual Reports

The Kendal Crosslands Arboretum was registered by the ArbNet Program and recognized amongst other professional public gardens in the Morton Register of Arboreta. The certificate may be viewed below.

Download this file (Cert_II_ArbNet.pdf)Certification Level II[ ]982 kB