All-terrain wheelchair makes Troy University arboretum accessible for all

Thanks to a grant from the Hank Poore Foundation, a new wheelchair is available free of use at the TROY arboretum.

Thanks to a grant from the Hank Poore Foundation, a new wheelchair is available free of use at the TROY arboretum.

Troy University arboretum’s more than 10 miles of walking trails are now fully accessible to the public, thanks to the donation of an all-terrain wheelchair courtesy of the Hank Poore Foundation.

The GRIT Freedom Chair was presented on Friday, June 7 by Hank Poore, Foundation founder, and Ashley Ferry, executive director.

“I am excited to be here…

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Troy University receives “Moon Tree” from NASA’s Artemis I mission

TROY was chosen out of hundreds of applicants to receive a

TROY was chosen out of hundreds of applicants to receive a "Moon Tree" from the 2022 space expedition. (Photo courtesy NASA)

After receiving hundreds of applications, Troy University was selected by NASA to receive a “Moon Tree” seedling that flew around the moon on the 2022 Artemis I mission. The loblolly pine tree seedling was delivered on Friday morning.

Over multiple rounds of selections, NASA chose institutions based on an organization’s ability to care for the tree…

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Troy University arboretum added to Alabama Birding Trails

The arboretum joins over 280 sites and is only the second location in Pike County to make the list.

The arboretum joins over 280 sites and is only the second location in Pike County to make the list.

Troy University’s arboretum is home to 75 acres, over eight miles of walking trails and a Champion Tree, and now it’s officially listed as a designated stop on the Alabama Birding Trails.

The Alabama Birding Trails highlight the best public locations for watching birds year-round in Alabama across eight geographic regions and over 280 stops—…

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TROY arboretum’s pond pine named Champion Tree by Alabama Forestry Commission

TROY owns one of 142 Champion Trees representing 130 distinct species.

TROY owns one of 142 Champion Trees representing 130 distinct species.

Troy University’s arboretum is the official home of a Champion Tree, housing the largest pond pine tree in Alabama, and was formally recognized Thursday by the Alabama Forestry Commission.

Typically reaching heights of 60-80 feet, TROY’s pond pine was measured at 87 feet high. Scientifically named Pinus serotina, pond pines are native to the southern third of the…

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