MANOA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Manoa campus of the University of Hawaii is now an accredited arboretum.
The campus received the designation from the world's only aboretum accrediation program. It is one of just 134 in the world and one of two in Hawaii, along with UH's Harold L. Lyon Arboretum
The 320-acre Manoa campus is home to more than 4,000 trees and 500 species.
"We look at it as giving us an opportunity to show off our campus. We have a chance to tout all of the great plants we've got on this campus," said Richard Criley, Emeritus Professor of Horticulture.
UH Manoa joins 37 other universities and colleges with similar accredited arboretums.