Arboretum Etiquette

  • We are all stewards of the 650 acres that make up Tyler Arboretum: this means staff, volunteers, trustees, donors, and visitors alike. We thank you for visiting Tyler, and ask that you abide by the following guides, both for your safety and comfort, and for the sake of other people.
  • We ask that you admire our amazing trees, but that you do not climb them. Many of our trees are old; several are protected by fences, and are equipped with lightning conductors. By not climbing our trees, you leave them for other people to enjoy.
  • Please leave the flowers, leaves, seeds, pine cones, acorns, sticks, and other natural materials for the birds and animals that need them.
  • For your safety, and the protection of our ecosystems, please stay on designated paths and trails in Tyler’s woodlands or meadows.
  • Help us protect our beautiful plants from hungry deer. When you’re passing through the gates of the deer exclusion fence to go out onto the trails, please close and latch the gates behind you. Likewise, please close and latch the gates when you reenter Tyler’s grounds.
  • Enjoy a picnic at our picnic tables or on a blanket, but please dispose of all trash in trash containers, or take your trash home. Plastic bottles and wrappers, and other common food packaging items can be dangerous or lethal to wildlife. Trash also looks unsightly.
  • Thank you for not bringing alcohol into Tyler Arboretum’s grounds.
  • Pets, other than service animals, are not permitted at the Arboretum. Please leave your dog or dogs at home.
  • Bicycles and other active recreational equipment should be left with your vehicle, or left at home.
  • Tyler’s 650 acres are smoke free. Thank you for not smoking while visiting Tyler Arboretum.
  • A visit to the Arboretum is an outdoor experience with accompanying risks, including, but not limited to, conditions such as uneven terrain, extremes of weather, insect bites and stings, slippery areas, and areas of open water. Please exercise any necessary and appropriate caution. Please keep a close eye on any small children in your party when you are near the ponds and streams.
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