Welcome to the new Pleasant Hills Arboretum web site, developed in collaboration with the Borough of Pleasant Hills and Chuck Maiden of Data Blue prints, LLC. We, the members of the Pleasant Hills Arboretum Board or Trustees are excited to bring to you this educational and informative site. The goals of this site are in keeping with the early plans of the founder, Mr. A.W. Robertson, who in 1950 was interested in preserving the arboretum's sixteen acres for educational and horticultural purposes. In 1954, a team of scientists from Carnegie Museum toured the arboretum and called it a "Living Museum."

In keeping with the educational vision of our founder and the interest of presenting the arboretum to the entire world, a committee within the arboretum was formed to develop a website and create a new logo to represent the arboretum. We chose the leaves of the sassafras tree, with their unique shapes and seasonal colors, as the centerpiece of the logo.

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OWL PROWL Sun. Oct. 16 @ 7-8 p.m.

Sun. Oct. 16 @ 7-8 p.m.
Pleasant Hills Arboretum on W. Bruceton Rd.
(Meet at the W. Bruceton Arboretum entrance)

Join ornithologist, Bob Mulvihill, for our very popular fall owl prowl at the Arboretum. Suitable for all ages; requires only minimal walking. Bob will play recorded calls of an Eastern Screech Owl, and if we’re lucky (and we usually are) one or more of the Arboretum’s resident owls will answer and maybe even fly in close enough for everyone to see!
Note: If needed, rain date will be Sun. Oct. 23 @ 7 p.m.

Liking our new Face Book page

In an effort to reach out to even more people connected by social media in our on-line community, Drew Ratti, Arboretum Board member coordinated the establishment of an official Face Book page for the  Pleasant Hills Arboretum and the page has already garnered over 200 likes by Face Book members.   Our new Face Book page gives us the opportunity to report on events, share photos, and connect with the public in a timely, friendly, and social manner.  

You can reach the Pleasant Hills Arboretum Face Book page at:


Even if you are not a Face Book member, you can read postings and view photos taken at the Pleasant Hills Arboretum.   We like you to join us in learning about and appreciating the Arboretum.  Thanks for “liking us” and we hope you visit us soon.


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