Toal Arboretum
Altiquin Drumkeerin County Leitrim Ireland
Overview of Arboretum
The mission of the Toal Arboretum is as follows:
  1. To develop, curate, and maintain a well-documented collection of living woody plants from around the world that are hardy in County Leitrim, Ireland.
  2. To facilitate experiential learning by allowing these plants and their relatives and associates in nature to be studied and researched by those enthusiastic or involved in botany or horticultural studies and by augmenting the grounds with a well-maintained library heavily stocked with books documenting the benefits of 'companion planting'.
  3. To provide instruction in the lessons and wisdom of nature:  the trees, shrubs, herbs and flowers.
  4. To foster community development by eventually offering organized hikes and naturalist programs as well as service outings for trail maintenance.
  5. To preserve the exceptional opportunities for solitude and contemplation that exist in the natural settings of the mountain and to cultivate social awareness of the rejuvenating and enlightening impact that such solitude can have on the human spirit.

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