“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Morgantown in Monongalia County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)

Core Arboretum

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By J. J. Prats, June 19, 2014
1. Core Arboretum Marker
Inscription.  The Core Arboretum was part of the Krepps Farm until 1948, when West Virginia University purchased land for the Evansdale campus. The WVU Department of Biology manages the 91 acre arboretum as a place for research, study, exercise and quiet recreation. Three miles of arboretum trails provide access to 300 kinds of trees and 300 species of herbaceous plants. 180 species of birds have been seen at the arboretum. Interpretive signs provide information about plants, wildlife, human history and geology. The Arboretum is named for distinguished botanist Earl L. Core (1802–1984), a member of the faculty of the Department of Biology from 1828 to 1972.
Erected by Frontiers to Mountaineers. Program made possible in part by Preservation Alliance of West Virginia and the Benedum Foundation.
Location. 39° 38.807′ N, 79° 58.648′ W. Marker is in Morgantown, West Virginia, in Monongalia County. Marker is at the intersection of Monongahela Boulevard (U.S. 19) and Evansdale Drive, on the right when traveling south on Monongahela
Core Arboretum Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 19, 2014
2. Core Arboretum Marker
Boulevard. It is at the small visitor’s parking lot at the entrance to the Arboretum that can only be reached from the southbound lanes. Make your u-turn at Patteson Drive entrance to the West Virginia University Coliseum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morgantown WV 26505, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. West Virginia University (within shouting distance of this marker); Granville Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Riverside Honor Roll (approx. half a mile away); Town of Granville Honor Roll (approx. half a mile away); Westover Honor Roll (approx. 0.8 miles away); Seneca Glass Company (approx. 0.9 miles away); Star City Veterans Monument (approx. 1.1 miles away); John F. Kennedy Memorial Park (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morgantown.
Also see . . .  Core Arboretum Blog. Excerpt from “Blue Spruce Blues.” “Blue spruce or Colorado spruce (Picea pungens) is a tree of striking, rather formal appearance that has long been popular as an ornamental despite a few drawbacks. Its visual dominance makes it hard to fit gracefully into a landscape, and as a blue spruce matures, its lower limbs are likely to die faster than new limbs develop higher up. Eventually, the property owner comes down with the ‘blue spruce blues’ and decides the tree is more of a liability than an asset.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 260 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 6, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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