Maud Gordon Holmes Arboretum

The Maud Gordon Holmes Arboretum at SUNY Buffalo State was formally dedicated in 1962 with the ceremonial planting of a Scots elm in honor of Maud Gordon Holmes, founder of the Garden Center Institute of Buffalo. Since then, the arboretum has grown from 300 trees to over 1,400. The Arboretum includes many varying species of trees and numerous landscape beds featuring vibrant flowering shrubs, perennials, and annuals. The campus displays greenery year-round while marking the seasons with fragrant blossoms, shade-giving trees, and luminous autumn colors.

In March of 2023, Buffalo State University was recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation, as a 2022 Tree Campus Higher Education Campus.  This designation shows Buffalo State University's commitment to maintaining its trees and general sustainability practices of the campus and surrounding neighborhood.  Buffalo State University has in place a tree care guideline, that is used as a standard for tree installation and care.