Eastern Maine Native Plant Arboretum

shrub with red berriesEstablished in 2004, the arboretum is an outdoor classroom for the study of native tree and shrub species best suited for managed landscapes. This unique collection of native woody plants is located on the grounds of the Penobscot County Cooperative Extension Office at 307 Maine Avenue in Bangor.

shrub with red berries
Ilex verticillata – Female Winterberry

The native trees and shrubs planted here are still young, and we are watching them carefully as they adapt to living in this challenging urban environment. These species were chosen because they have shown potential to perform well in residential and business landscape settings.

While enjoying the arboretum, you can look for species that might be suitable for your home, work, or school grounds. You can help preserve Maine’s unique diversity of plant and animal life by landscaping with native plants. We encourage visitors to stop into our office if you have any questions during your visit.