Repsher and Tatiana Calmon, garden volunteers at the Arboretum,
prepare Cannas for winter storage (October 2010).
Volunteers include members of the community as well as Penn State
faculty, staff, and students.
Arboretum Ecological Restoration Group
Since 2007, there have been organized work sessions in which
volunteers helped to stop the spread of nonnative shrubs such
as honeysuckle, privet, and multiflora rose in the understory
of the Hartley Wood, an historic woodlot in the Arboretum. These
efforts have now been extended into other areas of the Arboretum
in Big Hollow.
Garden Volunteers and Docents
Since the completion of Phase I of the H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens
in 2009, the Arboretum's director of horticulture has been training
volunteers interested in working in the gardens and becoming greeters
All of these volunteer opportunities are listed below and on
the application form.
Arboretum Volunteer Application Form
If you are interested in volunteering for the Arboretum,
please contact Nancy Stoner at firstname.lastname@example.org/814-867-4262.