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Goodell Gardens & Homestead is a and Level II Accredited Arboretum through ArbNet

The only facility in northwestern Pennsylvania to earn this designation, Goodell Gardens & Homestead is a Level II Accredited Arboretum through ArbNet. 

This means Goodell Gardens hosts a cataloged collection of more than 100 trees and woody plants (taxa count of 157 as of June 30, 2023), has an arboretum plan, a collections policy, paid staff, enhanced public and educational programs, public access, labeled taxa collections, and at least one event per year. 

The collection includes the State Champion Paper Birch, rare specimens like Dawn Redwood, and even extirpated Franklinia

ArbNet is an interactive, collaborative, international community of arboreta. The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program is the only global initiative to officially recognize arboreta based on a set of professional standards.

For more information about Accreditation and what Level II means, visit them online at abrnet.org