In 1966, founder John W. Abbuhl, M.D. started planting trees 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 has added over 3,300 woody plantings to the collection and, in doing so, has transformed the property into an aesthetically pleasing, yet gently 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 encompasses natural ecology. 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. In 2007, the Pine Hollow Arboretum became a non-profit corporation and in 2012 became permanently certified by the NYS Education Department. The arboretum is qualified as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code such that contributions to the arboretum are tax deductible as permitted by law.
In October, 2013 the Pine Hollow Arboretum was awarded Level I Accreditation by The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program and The Morton Arboretum.
The Visitor Center, entrance to the arboretum and parking are provided at 16 Maple Avenue, Slingerlands, New York. For those with mobility issues, please call ahead to arrange for assistance in navigating the grounds. Please call (518) 992-2033 so that we may appropriately accommodate your needs.
PINE HOLLOW WEATHER
· Pine Hollow Arboretum Blog
· Pine Hollow Arboretum Video Tours
· Albany County Visitors Bureau
· American Public Gardens Association
· Audubon Society of the Capital Region
· Bethlehem Garden Club
· The Conifer Society
· Friends of Five Rivers
· Landis Arboretum
· Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy
· Normanskill Roundtable
· NYS Parks Recreation & Historic Preservation