Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Dedicated to increasing the love and knowledge of trees, history and the natural world.
Inspired by their love of nature, our founders Beman and Bertie Dawes established The Dawes Arboretum in 1929. The Arboretum now covers over 1,800 acres and includes 12 miles of hiking trails and a four-mile Auto Tour. We have more than 16,000 living plants in our collection including diverse areas to visit such as the Japanese Garden and Dutch Fork Wetlands. The Dawes Arboretum is a not-for-profit public operating foundation engaged in scientific education in horticulture, natural history and Arboretum history. The Dawes Arboretum fulfills the vision of our founders by obtaining and displaying outstanding varied plant collections; by cultivating awareness, understanding and appreciation of nature through education, research and history; by giving pleasure to the general public; and by preserving our hertiage.