There is a certain awe that a tree may inspire, when given our attention.  The dappled light passing through a curtain of pine needles; a shimmering branch of copper beech leaves, dancing on the wind; the heady scent of magnolia flowers in mid-summer bloom.  At Cypress Lawn Arboretum, the care of our trees is given in the intention of nurturing these opportunities for inspiration, for all who come to visit our memorial park.

In the preservation of our most senior trees, specimens may be managed to extend their lifetimes and protect the living legacy they have grown over so many decades.  In the restoration of countless trees throughout our Arboretum – the young and the old, the deciduous and the evergreen – stressful growing conditions may be improved upon, allowing for and encouraging a healthier tomorrow.

As the seasons pass, this virtuous cycle of care will benefit so much more than just the trees of Cypress Lawn’s living collection.  In the evolving mission of tending this heritage landscape, as we strive on in service of the Arboretum, we hope you will join us.  Experience for yourself the outdoor museum of our historic East Campus.  Walk among the wonders – these living artifacts! – and embrace the process of learning and growing in tandem with the trees of this remarkable place.

Please enjoy this short informational film, featuring Arboretum Director Josh Gevertz, in a showcase of the ongoing movement in tree care – from curation to inspiration – here at Cypress Lawn.


Purple-Leaf Cherry Plum
Prunus cerasifera ‘Atropurpurea’


Red-Flowering Gum
Corymbia ficifolia


Olea europaea


Irish Yew
Taxus baccata ‘Fastigiata’


English Yew
Taxus baccata