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Conserving Our

Local Forests

About Lone Elm Arboretum 

Protect, Cultivate, Educate

The Lone Elm Arboretum is an arboretum located in Joplin, Missouri, established in 2016 by a group of local residents. The collection at Lone Elm contains over 150 trees representing nearly 40 unique species of woody plants. Its purpose is to inspire the community of Joplin to experience nature, to value the trees in our area, and to educate citizens about arbor issues.

Objectives and Goals:

  • Maintain a variety of native tree species in a healthy and environmentally friendly manner

  • Serve as a sanctuary for community members to experience nature

  • Observe Arbor Day and provide related activities

  • Host educational events to engage local students in nature

  • Serve as an outdoor classroom for local schools

  • Provide a model for other local arboretums

  • Expand our tree collection to 50 unique, native species within 2 years

  • Publicize arboretum work through videos, pamphlets, and social media

  • Conduct seminars on proper tree planting, species selection, and tree care


Our Collections

List of Unique Species

Acer Palmatum - Japanese Maple

Acer Pseudoplatanus - Sycamore Maple

Acer Rubrum - Red Maple

Acer Saccharinum - Silver Maple

Acer Saccharum - Sugar Maple

Acer Spicatum - Mountain Maple

Albizia Julibrissin - Mimosa

Betula Nigra - River Birch

Betula Papyrifera - Paper Birch

Buxus Microphylla - Boxwood

Carya Cordiformis - Bitternut Hickory

Catalpa Speciosa - Northern Catalpa

Cercis Canadensis - Redbud

Cornus Florida - Flowering Dogwood

Ilex x Attenuata - Savannah Holly

Ilex x Meserveae - Blue Holly

Juniperus Squamata - Blue Star Juniper

Lagerstroemia Indica - Crape Myrdle

Liquidambar Styraciflua - Sweet Gum

Malus Pumila - Paradise Apple

Nyssa Sylvatica - Black Gum

Pinus Nigra - Austrian Pine

Pinus Strobus - Eastern White Pine

Pinus Sylvestris - Scotch Pine

Pinus Taeda - Loblolly Pine

Populus Deltoides - Eastern Cottonwood

Prunus Serotina - Black Cherry

Prunus Subhirtella 'Autumnalis' - Higan Cherry

Pyrus Calleryana - Bradford Pear

Quercus Macrocarpa - Bur Oak

Quercus Marilandica - Blackjack Oak

Quercus Palustris - Pin Oak

Quercus Stellata - Post Oak

Rhododendron Arboreum - Red Rhododendron

Sassafras Albidum - Sassafrass

Thuja (Standish x Plicata) - Thuja Green Giant

Ulmus Americana - American Elm

Viburnum Rhytidophyllum - Leatherleaf Viburnum



Certified Arboretum
Certified Arboretum
Certified Wildlife Habitat
Level 1 Accredited Arboretum
Certified Butterfly Garden
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