Kendrick Arboretum

est. 2013
ar-bo-re-tum / ɑrbɚˈɹiːtəm:
A botanical garden devoted to trees; a place where trees are grown for scientific observation, for pleasure, or both.

John B. Kendrick began building his home, Trail’s End, in 1908. At that time, there were no houses in this area. Early photographs indicated that this property consisted of an empty hill with very few trees. The Kendrick family was determined to change the landscape and decided to plant at least one of every tree native to Wyoming. Junipers, Ponderosa Pines, Blue Spruce, Wild Plums, Silver Poplars, chokecherries, and honeysuckle are now found on the property due to the Kendrick family.

The Kendrick family planted trees in a way that preserved the impressive viewscape of the town and mountains. The Kendrick Arboretum was established in 2013 to build upon this vision. Upon its establishment, 56 trees from 28 different species were planted.

The diversity and majestic beauty of these tree species are enjoyed daily by the Sheridan community, and will be here long into the future for many generations to also enjoy.

The Kendrick Arboretum was made possible by a grant from the Wyoming State Forestry and the 2014-15 welding class of Sheridan College, which constructed the original tree sign holders.

The City of Sheridan Tree Board thanks the many partners in the Sheridan community for their contributions and commitment to the Kendrick Arboretum.