• Transforming Lives
    Connecting to Nature
    The Pine Hollow Arboretum provides a unique and beautiful setting for individuals
    to learn about trees from around the world and to connect with nature in a meaningful way.

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The Pine Hollow Arboretum's mission is to preserve, manage and enhance native and introduced species of trees, shrubs and other plants in a natural and aesthetic environment. In alignment with our mission, Pine Hollow also provides hands-on environmental education opportunities and is a natural resource for health and wellness activities.  

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About The Aboretum

About Us

The Arboretum’s horticultural collection highlights the diversity of the world’s forests over 22 acres of land featuring 11 ponds and a network of trails. Nestled in the historic hamlet of Slingerlands, just minutes from the City of Albany, The Pine Hollow Arboretum offers an unique setting to connect with nature, free of charge, 365 days a year.

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Whether you are looking to learn about trees from around the world, bird watch, take a hike or to simply find a quiet place to recharge after work, The Pine Hollow Arboretum is a wonderful place to visit.

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Please help us in our efforts to care for our horticultural collection, grounds and trails and provide environmental education opportunities for area students. The Pine Hollow Arboretum is a unique community asset that depends on your support.

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About Founder John Abbuhl

In 1966, late founder John W. Abbuhl, M.D. started planting tress around his home to create an attractive setting. His affinity with the land, his interest in horticulture and his love of trees combined to inspire the creation of an arboretum. Over the ensuing decades, Dr. Abbuhl added over 3,600 woody plantings to the collection and, in doing so, transformed the property into an aesthetically pleasing, yet minimally groomed landscape. In his words, the guiding principle has been "trees in a natural environment" and "to allow the land to tell me what to do." His vision encompassed natural ecological processes. Fallen trees over time become nurse logs for new specimens to grow on; fallen leaves are left in place to shelter roots and provide nutrients to the soil. Through his stewardship, trees and shrubs have prospered in a natural setting. He left an amazing legacy for the benefit of his family, friends and the entire Capital Region community.
1926-2018