About Us

History

The Pine Hollow Arboretum is a 22-acre public arboretum located in residential Slingerlands, New York.    In 1966, founder Dr. John W. Abbuhl began planting trees around his residence to create an attractive setting.  His affinity for the land, interest in horticulture and love of trees combined to inspire the creation of Pine Hollow.  Dr. Abbuhl, a pediatrician, used the guiding philosophy of “trees in a natural environment” to establish the arboretum as a unique entity within the community of nationally accredited arboreta. Dr. John W. Abbuhl, Founder
1926-2018

Pine Hollow Arboretum was granted non-profit status in 2007 and became permanently chartered by the New York State Education Department in 2012. In 2013, the arboretum was awarded Level I Accreditation, through the ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program administered by the Morton Arboretum in cooperation with the American Public Gardens Association and the Botanic Gardens Conservation International.  

The Pine Hollow Arboretum is funded primarily by public donations, annual memberships and small grants from a variety of sources.  As a growing organization, we are actively seeking innovative opportunities for partnership and sponsorship so that we may increase our capacity and impact in the community.

In September of 2018, the Pine Hollow's headquarters and entrance moved to the birthplace of the arboretum, our late founder’s residence located at 34 Pine Hollow Road.  

We are currently taking the necessary steps to create a wonderful space for both Arboretum and community activities. We appreciate your patience, encouragement and support during this time of great change.