Honor comes from international ArbNet program

March 02, 2018

The Regis University Arboretum has claimed a new status that carries recognition at the international level.

The Arboretum has received a Level 2 accreditation under The Morton Arboretum’s international ArbNet program. The distinction means the Arboretum has achieved a defined level of credibility and professionalism, said Pat Schlanger, director of plant operations. The recognition adds support for the Arboretum to continue to thrive and achieve higher levels of accreditation in the future.

Spanning Regis University’s 100-acre Northwest Denver Campus, the Arboretum consists of more than 1,300 trees, 85 genuses and 300 species. It’s also home to nine champion trees. Champions are the largest of their species in a state.

You can find Regis’ listing on ArbNet at http://arbnet.org/morton-register/arboretum-regis-university.

The community is invited to walk the campus grounds and take the self-guided Arboretum tour. Maps are available at the Arboretum kiosk near the Lot 4 entrance and at the Dayton Memorial Library’s front desk.

Established in 1877, Regis University is a premier, globally engaged institution of higher learning in the Jesuit tradition that prepares leaders to live productive lives of faith, meaning and service. Regis University, one of 28 Jesuit universities in the nation, has four campus locations in the Denver metro area and Colorado Springs and extensive online program offerings with more than 11,000 enrolled students. For more information, visit www.regis.edu.