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The Arboretum Tomé, A Living Laboratory, Is Open Year Round

The Arboretum serves as a living laboratory and is available for school field trips, students, home gardeners, researchers, and individuals. The Arboretum is a great place to observe mature native trees, to study, to be inspired, or to see the great variety of native landscaping trees the southwest has to offer. If you're in the area, call us, for access!

During Fall, The Arboretum Tomé, presents a great variety of colorful fall foliage, 


a visual sensation for the eyes!


The Arboretum Tomé is a collection of trees endemic to the desert Southwest. The collection includes a huge collection of Oak trees, the genus Quercus, along with Redwoods, Giant Timber Bamboo, and Maples, including a Western native sugar maple called the Big Tooth Maple, Acer grandidentatum. 

The Arboretum also contains the production nursery for Trees That Please Nursery and is the proving ground for Soil Secrets products. All plants on the Arboretum grounds and Trees That Please Nursery are fed exclusively using the products and protocols developed by Soil Secrets.
Learn more about the products of Soil Secrets by following their blog at: http://www.soilsecretsblog.com

The Arboretum is open for tours by appointment only by contacting Trees That Please Nursery at
Phone: 505-866-5027
Email: treesthatplease@comcast.net.

Photos & Narrative By:

Stephen Sain
Staff Plant Physiologist

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