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ABOUT THE CLARK COLLEGE ARBORETUM

The Clark College Arboretum exists because of the vision and dedication of faculty and staff members of Clark College who recognized the value of connecting education to the natural beauty of the campus landscape at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way. The Arboretum owes much of its abundance to the work and dedication of former Biology Professor Anna Pechanec. It was under her direction and shovel that many of the tree species on campus were planted in the 1950s through the 1970s. The Arboretum now boasts over 120 distinct species, including a number of cultivated varieties.

The Clark College Facilities Services Grounds Maintenance Department maintains our Arboretum. Oversight of campus tree management is performed by the Campus Tree Advisory Committee according to guidelines established by the Arbor Day Foundation's Tree Campus USA Program, of which Clark College is a proud awardee. The committee serves to provide guidance on issues such as: campus tree health, opportunities to plant additional species and varieties, preserving existing trees in the face of growing needs for building expansion, as well as planning campus tree-related projects and celebrations. Our goal is to preserve and expand the Clark College Arboretum for the benefit of all who find themselves on the campus today and for many years to come.

The original Spring CGT 206 Web Design II project team: Gus Torres: Instructor, Project Lead: Jaime Wright, Lead Designer: Marina Kaminskaya, Lead Developer: David Edenholm, Design Assistant: Julie Morrell, Development Assistant: Teri Talbot, Additional production contributions made by students Jake Brosius, Chris Masoner, and Christine Thompson. Additional Faculty coordination and support by Bruce Elgort, Robert Hughes and Kristl Plinz.

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Welcome to the Clark College Arboretum interactive map! From your desktop or mobile device, you can search through the trees growing on campus. Play with the map by zooming in and out and moving it around to get a better view of a certain area. Click on the tree markers to learn more about the individual trees. If you are physically on campus with your mobile device, make sure your device’s GPS is turned on, click “find location” from the menu link above, and you will see your location on the map.

Once you close this window, you can access this information via the “How To Use” link in the menu.

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HOW TO USE THE MAP

This interactive map is built for both desktop and mobile devices, although features and functionality may vary slightly.

DESKTOP FUNCTIONALITY

MAP INTERACTIVITY: If you resize your browser window at any point, the map will not automatically adjust to fill the screen. Simply refresh your browser window and the map will adjust to the size of your browser window. Click on any of the tree markers on the map to learn more about that specific tree.

SEARCH: You may search through the trees by selecting the Search Trees button on the left side of the screen. You will have the ability to search by Evergreen or Deciduous tree type or common genus name. There are also options to select a Penguin Walking Path that you can follow to get a mini tour of campus while you explore the arboretum.

PRINTABLE MAP: Download and print a map to take with you to the campus.

MOBILE FUNCTIONALITY

MENU: All links and search options can be accessed through the menu link in the upper right corner of the screen.

MAP INTERACTIVITY: Simply use your fingers to zoom in and out or move the map around. You can also use the zoom buttons located on the upper right corner of the map. Click on any of the tree markers on the map to learn more about that specific tree.

If your device’s orientation changes , the map will not automatically adjust to fill the screen. Simply refresh your browser window and the map will adjust to the size of your browser window.

If you are using the Safari browser on an Apple device, you might find that this interactive map is not as user-friendly as we would like it to be (although it will still work). Consider using the Google Chrome browser (available as a free download in the App Store) or simply save the site to your device’s home screen. Saving it to your home screen will allow it to function like an app.

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SEARCH: You may search through the trees by selecting the search trees button from the menu link in the upper right corner. You will have the ability to search by Evergreen or Deciduous tree type, or common genus name. There are also options to select a Penguin Walking Path that you can follow to get a mini tour of campus while you explore the arboretum.

PRINTABLE MAP: We’re sorry, but there is not printable map option available on the mobile version of this site.

FIND LOCATION: First, turn your device’s GPS settings on. This will allow your device’s location to be found and displayed on the map, enabling you to explore the trees near your exact location. When you move to a new location, simply select Find Location again, and your new location will be marked on the map.

PRIVATE BROWSING: If your browser has “Private Browsing” enabled, you will see the intro message every time you refresh the page.