Friends of the Arboretum

We would like to enlist your support to improve and diversify the 11-acre arboretum at Joliet Junior College. The arboretum was designed and partially planted in 1975 by Dr. William M. Zales. Your support will help to increase the number and diversity of plantings to include more than 200 species belonging to more than 100 genera in approximately 50 families. Our vision is to create a park-like setting with winding footpaths, benches, and educational information about the native and naturalized woody plants growing in the arboretum.

Your tax-deductible gift will allow you to become a member of Friends of the Arboretum and will enable the college to make the needed acquisitions to develop and maintain the arboretum well into the future. Trees will be added to the arboretum in the spring and fall seasons of each year. To make your donation, please complete the form below.