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Address: 370 Ridge Road
P.O. Box 1639
Picayune, MS 39466
Phone: (601) 799-2311
Fax: (601) 799-2372
Organization Scope: State/Regional
Organization Type: Arboretum
Services this organization provides
- Wildflower or native habitat display on property
- Provide educational programming
- Open to the public
- Membership program
- Offer public programs, trips, seminars, etc.
- Propagate native plants
- Native plant sales
Native Plant Focus: Native plant ecosystems
Publications: Quarterly news journal
Description: The Crosby Arboretum is owned and operated by Mississippi State University, and is dedicated to educating the public about their environment. This mission is carried out by preserving, protecting, and displaying plants native to the Pearl River Drainage Basin ecosystem, providing environmental and botanical research opportunities, and offering cultural, scientific, and recreational programs. The Arboretum displays three basic habitats found in this ecosystem - a Savanna exhibit, a Woodland exhibit, and an Aquatic exhibit. Both drastic and subtle changes in landscape patterns can be observed within each exhibit. In addition to the 104-acre interpretive site, the Arboretum also maintains collectively over 700 acres of off-site natural areas that are preserved for scientific study. The Arboretum also features the award-winning Pinecote Pavilion, designed by noted architect E. Fay Jones.
Online Plant ListView and search a list of species occurring at the Crosby Arboretum
Last Update: 2009-06-28
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