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Fullerton Arboretum Desert Collection Enhancement 2022

"ROCK-tober in the Desert" - Rendering by student intern by Kaiming Liu
Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
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Project ended on November 01, at 12:00 AM PDT
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It's ROCK-tober at Fullerton Arboretum!

Help us ROCK our Desert collection during the month of October! Your donation will help build new ROCK bordered trails throughout our Deserts to protect the plants, control soil erosion and prevent the habitat destruction of ground-nesting bees. Arboretum student intern Kaiming Liu, '22 created this beautiful rendering depicting the addition of rocks creating trails in our Desert collection.

The Desert Collection at Fullerton Arboretum displays many rare and threatened plant species from around the world including plants from Baja, Southern Africa, Madagascar, Sonoran and Mojave regions. There are no clear pathways in our Desert area which has resulted in habitat destructing social trails. Natural desert rock will create a sturdy, yet natural border to the pathways.

Make your donation today! Come visit us during ROCK-tober and see these trails develop! Together we can enhance the experience of exploring this extraordinary collection of plants native to deserts around the world.

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Help purchase natural rocks to create the pathway borders!


ROCK n'Roller

Your gift will make possible pathway compaction as the pathways are put in place.


ROCK The Desert

Your donation will make possible the delivery of a large quantity of natural boulders and other border materials.


Hard ROCK'r

Your donation will make possible the delivery of decomposed granite for the pathways.

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