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Arboretum Highlights

C.W. Post Community ArboretumThe beauty you will find along these walks is truly breathtaking. Our collection of trees includes some of the largest and most unusual on Long Island: a 105-foot tulip tree, a Japanese Pagoda Dogwood tree, and an 91-year-old American Elm, to name a few. Unique plantings bear the mark of the arboretum's regal beginnings. In the 1920s, for example, gardeners from the Post family estate created a Tabletop Scotch Elm by grafting two elm varieties together resulting in a grainy bark at the base of the tree, and a smooth bark at the top. The contrast is striking. Gardeners also planted a formal flower garden next to the Administration Building where brick walls, walkways and benches still stand today as a testament to a gentler time. The arboretum as a whole is a tribute to the natural beauty of Long Island's famed Gold Coast.