The Waite Arboretum occupies 30 hectares and contains about 2,200 specimens representing more than 800 species in 200 genera, all growing under natural annual rainfall of 626 mm. Every tree is labelled and mapped. Special collections include eucalypts, pears, banksias and oaks.
History of the Waite Arboretum
The Arboretum was established on land given by Peter Waite to the University of Adelaide, to be held upon trust and in perpetuity as a park or garden for the enjoyment of the public. Planting of trees from around the world began in 1928.
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Arboretum and Gardens Support in 2010/11
The Friends of the Waite Arboretum
Adelaide Tree Surgery / Tree Aware
Adelaide Urban Tree Services
Austral Tree Services
Jim's Tree and Stump
The Adelaide Arborists
Heritage Rose Society
Mediterranean Garden Society (SA)
Bark Up the Right Tree
Taking Care of Trees
Trees Are Us
Steve Slaughter Tree Services
Palm and Cycad Society