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Eddy Arboretum - Pacific Southwest Research Station

United States of America - California - Placerville

Institution Code: IFGP

International Agenda Registration: Y
BGCI Member: N

About the Eddy Arboretum - Pacific Southwest Research Station

The Eddy Arboretum was founded in the 1920's and at the time contained a large percentage of the known species in the genus Pinus. A native plant garden was added in the 1980s.

Main Address:
Eddy Arboretum - Pacific Southwest Research Station
USDA Forest Service, Placerville - Institute of Forest Genetics
2480 Carson Road
Placerville
California 95667 United States of America

Telephone: (916) 622-1225
Fax: (916) 622-2633
URL: www.fs.fed.us/psw/programs/ifg
Primary Email: jessicawwright@fs.fed.us

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Valerie Hipkins, Team Leader, Geneticist
    Curator's Name: Jessica Wright, Conservation Geneticist
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: N
    Status: State: Y
    Status: Educational: N
    Status: Municipal: N
    Status: Satellite: N
    Status: Trust: N
  • Date founded: 1925
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: N
  • Total Area: 45 Hectares
    Latitude: 38.7417900
    Longitude: -120.7467300
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 186 Metres
    Total area of shadehouses: 232 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Y
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 4000
    Arboretum: Y
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Y
    Seed Bank: Y
    Published Plant Catalogue: N
    Computer Plant Record System: N
  • Open to public: Y
    Friends society: N
    Retail Outlet: Shop: N
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: N
    Disabled access: N
  • Number of Visitors: 400
    Number of Volunteers: 4

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Conifers - Pinus, Abies and Cupressus. Maintains a seed bank with long-term storage capacity, containing 10,000 accessions representing 360 species (1994 figures).

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Education Signs in Garden: Y
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