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Palomar reopens arboretum trails with dedication ceremony


Last updated 10/2/2019 at 12:02am

Attending the dedication ceremony for the Hunter Arboretum are, from left, Anne Hunter-Welborn, of the Hunter family; Palomar College Governing Board Student Trustee Linus Smith; Palomar College Superintendent/President Dr. Joi Lin Blake; Hunter Industries CEO Greg Hunter; Aaron Andrews, representing Senator Brian Jones; San Marcos Mayor Rebecca Jones; Tom Stinson, representing Assemblywoman Marie Waldron; Palomar College Governing Board Trustee Nina Deerfield; and San Marcos City Councilmember Randy Walton.

SAN MARCOS – In a dedication ceremony for the newly renovated Edwin & Frances Hunter Arboretum Thursday, Sept. 26, Palomar College welcomed more than 150 guests to tour the new trails and enjoy one of the city's beautiful nature preserves.

The arboretum had been closed since March, when crews began building ADA-compliant pathways, installing new irrigation and moving rocks and boulders sourced on-site to create the natural retaining walls that now crisscross the 10-acre preserve. More than 600 species of trees and shrubs, including numerous threatened and endangered species, are foun...

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