Montgomery Awarded Highest Arboretum Accreditation

ArbNet LogoMBC was just recognized among the highest level of arboreta! Montgomery received a level IV accreditation, the highest of four levels, from ArbNet, the interactive community of arboreta.

By achieving particular standards of professional practices deemed important for tree collections, Montgomery is now recognized as an accredited arboretum in The Morton Register of Arboreta. The ArbNet accreditation process examined MBC’s planning, governance, labeling of species, staff or volunteer support, public access and programming and tree science, planting and conservation efforts.

The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program is sponsored and coordinated by The Morton Arboretum in cooperation with American Public Gardens Association and Botanic Gardens Conservation International.

It is nice to see ArbNet bringing together arboreta from around the world to develop a tree-focused public garden community. I am looking forward to seeing collaborations built between gardens of similar sizes and foci through this program. Keep up the good work ArbNet!

Tracy Magellan, MBC Outreach Manager

I’ve always been proud of our great team at Montgomery, but I get to work with them every day! It is nice to know that our Team’s great work is now recognized by an international evaluation. This accolade is something that whole Montgomery Team – Board, Staff, Members and Volunteers – can share.

Patrick Griffith, MBC Executive Director