Wildlife Observation


The Arboretum is an official Wildlife Observation Site recogonized by the State of Tennessee. View the types of wildlife that have been spotted and read about the wildlife research projects being conducted at the Arboretum.


Holly Collection


Inspired by the late Harold Elmore, The Elmore Holly Collection at the University of Tennessee Arboretum is a research and display garden of over two hundred cultivars of the genus Ilex.


National Forensics Academy


The Arboretum is an outdoor classroom for the University of Tennessee National Forensic Academy program.

Comparative Communications


Dr. Todd Freeberg, University of Tennessee Department of Psychology, studies bird vocal signals. The Arboretum hosts an outdoor research area for his Comparative Communications Study program.


Oak Ridge Forest Unit

Cumberland Forest Unit

Highland Rim Forest Unit

UT Arboretum Project

Contact us

Forest Resources Research and Education Center
901 South Illinois Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Phone: 865/483-3751
Fax: 865/483-3572
E-mail: utforest@utk.edu