Arboretum Committee


To plan appropriately to assure the development of the Main Campus as the State Arboretum and to facilitate the scientific study and public exhibition of many species of trees and shrubs and to establish and maintain a living collection of plantings for public education, student instruction, scenic beauty, and a natural biological legacy for the citizens of Montana.


Marilyn Marler, Division of Biological Sciences


Rafael Chacon, Professor of Art History

Ken Stolz, Retired UM Administrator

Ben Carson, City of Missoula Parks & Recreation

Karen Sippy, Trees for Missoula

Anna Hatcher, University Center Gardens

Kelly Chadwick, Native Plant Society

Jamie Kirby, Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation

Philip Maechling, Missoula County Historic Preservation Office

VACANT, Student Representative


Jameel Chaudhry, Facilities Services

Marie Boggess, City of Missoula Parks & Recreation

Updated June 3, 2022