About the Arboretum
The Ed Calland Arboretum Trail is located near Shelter #12 in Bradys Run Park. It is named for a former county worker who established the various trees and other plants growing there. A self-guided tour on the ¾ mile trail gives visitors and opportunity to view trees and shrubs common to western Pennsylvania.
The Conservation District uses the trail to conduct select programs as part of our public Arboretum Program Series. The trail is also used to lead classes on tree identification and forestry topics.
Arboretum Program Series:
The Arboretum Program Series is comprised of educational events open to the public. These programs are typically offered during the spring, summer, and autumn. They are offered free of charge, but donations are always welcomed to help support future programs. Some programs are held at Bradys Run Park while others are conducted at our Environmental Education Center and wetlands in Independence Township.
Favorite annual topics include our Maple Sugaring and Maple Camp Tour, the Spring Wildflower Hike, the Summer Wildflower Hike, and the Reptile and Amphibian Program. Suggestions for additional topics are always welcome, and if you or someone you know would like to be one of our guest speakers, please contact our Environmental Educator to schedule a program date.
Program Contact: Heather Humbert at 724-378-1701