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Encyclopedia > United States National Arboretum

The United States National Arboretum is an An arboretum is a botanical garden primarily devoted to trees and other woody plants, forming a living collection of trees intended at least partly for scientific study. An arboretum specialising in growing conifers is known as a pinetum. The term arboretum was first used in English by J. C. Loudon... arboretum in Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United States of America. Washington, D.C. is part of the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area, which also includes... Washington D.C., owned by the Dept. of Agriculture Established: February 9, 1889 Activated: February 15, 1889 Secretary: Mike Johanns Deputy Secretary: Jim Moseley Budget: $77.6 billion (2004) Employees: 109,832 (2004) The U.S. Department of Agriculture, also called the Agriculture Department, or USDA, is a Cabinet department of the United States Federal Government... United States Department of Agriculture. It is 178 ha (446 acres) in size, and is located 3.5 km (2.2 miles) northeast of the Capitol, with entrances on New York Avenue and R Street.


The arboretum acts as a major center of Botany is the scientific study of plant life. As a branch of biology, it is also sometimes referred to as plant science(s) or plant biology. Botany covers a wide range of scientific disciplines that study the growth, reproduction, metabolism, development, diseases, and evolution of plants. Nearly all the food... botanical research.


Attractions include the The National Grove of State Trees is an attraction at the United States National Arboretum. The groves are planted on 30 acres (120,000 m²) of rolling terrain celebrate the diversity and importance of trees to all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Each state is represented by... National Grove of State Trees, where specimens of most of the This List of U.S. state trees includes official trees of the following states and U.S. possessions: State Common name Binomial name Alabama Longleaf Pine Pinus palustis Alaska Sitka Spruce Picea sitchensis Arizona Palo verde Parkinsonia florida Arkansas Loblolly Pine Pinus taeda California California redwoods Sequoiadendron giganteum, Sequoia sempervirens... U.S. State trees are grown.


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