What is an arboretum?
John Claudius Loudon in 1806 defined an arboretum as a site where trees and other woody plants are deliberately cultivated for scientific, educational, and aesthetic purposes.
The University of Nevada, Reno was designated a state arboretum by the 1985 Nevada Legislature. The wide variety of trees on campus represents over 60 genera and about 200 species, many with several cultivars present. Thirty-six stately elms line the Main Quad, located just north of Morrill Hall, the oldest building on campus.