Bartlett Arboretum - John Morrison

Bartlett Arboretum

The Bartlett Arboretum, in Belle Plaine, Kansas, was started in 1910 by Dr. Walter Bartlett. The fifteen acre site is home to garden after garden, grand specimen trees, both native and exotic, an outdoor performance stage, and the restored Oxford, Kansas train depot. The Kansas Forest Service lists seven Bartlett trees as "Champion Trees of Kansas." Since 1997, the Arboretum's steward is Robin Macy, 


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Dogwood and Pine

Dogwood and Pine

The Bartlett Arboretum is in Belle Plaine, twenty miles south of Wichita. At one time it was the only mature arboretum between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains. Both the flowering pink dogwood and the towering loblolly pine are exotic species on the Kansas plains. In Belle Plaine, Sumner County, Kansas April 18, 2006.

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