Curator Info

Jill McCormick

P.O. Box 10
600 Hoyt St.
Peru, NE 68421

(402) 872-2257


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Site Information

Affiliated as an "Accredited Arboretum" site since 2004

PSC's "Campus of a Thousand Oaks" is the 2009 NSA Excellence award winner and is nestled in historic southeast Nebraska. As Justin Evertson so aptly stated, "It is great to see a college landscape that ties so beautifully into its natural setting". One of our arboretum's features are two historic Ginkgo trees that were planted in 1946 by Dr. J. C. Christ. Another feature is the naturally occurring hybrid Oak, Deam's Oak, a cross between a Bur x Chinkapin Oak. A new addition is the Oak quercetum located at the Centennial Complex on campus. At the present time, there are about 80 Oak trees representing 45 varieties Of Oak and Oak hybrids in the quercetum. There are also several varieties of native Oak as well as other non-native trees on campus. You will enjoy the diversity of the annual and perennial plants at PSC. We invite you to come sit in the rose garden or take a stroll through Nebraska's first and oldest college. A brochure or tour is available from the curator.

Plant Inventory