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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Spear throwing, flint knapping on display at International Archaeology Day

Archaeology Day aimed to showcase to the community the work archaeologists do.

Archaeology Day aimed to showcase to the community the work archaeologists do.

Over 100 people went back in time Saturday during an International Archaeology Day celebration presented by the Troy University Archaeology Club held at the Troy Arboretum. 

The full day of activities featured flint knapping, a pottery station, atlatl spear throwing, rock art and demonstrations in paleoethnobotany, zooarchaeology and stratigraphy. The Moundville Archaeological Park was also present…

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International Archaeology Day celebration set for Saturday at Troy University Arboretum

The free event, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, will be held at the Troy University Arboretum.

The free event, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, will be held at the Troy University Arboretum.

Troy University will observe International Archaeology Day on Saturday, Oct. 21, with an event at the University’s Arboretum, located at 101 Pell Avenue.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities will include flint knapping, a pottery demonstration, atlatl spear throwing, rock art,…

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TROY arboretum unveils new bridge, floating dock

The bridge and dock were made possible thanks to a $25,000 grant from Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama.

The bridge and dock were made possible thanks to a $25,000 grant from Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama.

Officials from Troy University and Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) gathered at the University’s arboretum and nature preserve Wednesday morning to commemorate the installation of a floating pier and bridge made possible by a $25,000 grant awarded by HMMA’s Charitable Giving Program last year.

HMMA’s Charitable Giving Program concentrates efforts toward improving education, supporting the cultural arts,…

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