Surrounded by the city of Troy, Alabama, the Troy University Arboretum is a haven of greenery for local wildlife. The mission of the Troy University Arboretum is to acquire representative species of the flora of Southeast Alabama and to display them in situations that mimic the natural conditions under which the species would occur. The Arboretum works to preserve representative members, communities, and habitats of the Wiregrass region of Southeast Alabama on its 75-acre adjacent to Troy University’s main campus. In acquiring native plant species, the Arboretum hopes to establish a habitat that allows local and migratory wildlife to flourish.
The Arboretum seeks to further the educational opportunities available to the University and the surrounding area. It also serves as a readily accessible area to the University and the city of Troy for such activities as picnics, bird watching, and the simple enjoyment of nature. The connected network of easily accessible walking trails offers the opportunity to observe nature up close. There is something to see for birders of all types—whether viewing bird feeders from observation benches, listening to the calls of resident birds from the greenery, scoping out waterfowl near the pond, or chasing down warblers during migration.
The arboretum features over 8 miles of dirt walking trails showcasing a variety of Alabama fauna and the wildlife it hosts. Trails include boardwalks and steps in areas with difficult terrain. The Forest Resource Educational Complex has a wooden deck that overlooks Mullis Pond as well as bleachers and wooden benches surrounding the building. Restrooms and water fountains are available from 8 am until 5 pm Monday-Friday except for University holidays.
The site is open daily from sunrise to sunset. Restrooms and water fountains are available from 8 am until 5 pm Monday-Friday except for University holidays.
The Troy University Arboretum is located at 101 Pell Avenue Troy, AL 36082. Upon entrance, visitors should continue down the driveway past the yellow entrance gate to find parking and trailheads.
Amenities Available: Gravel or Dirt Trails, Picnic Tables, Restrooms