Glenn D. Dreyer
The director oversees all department functions including planning, land management, public education, collection curation, research, and fundraising. Mr. Dreyer reports to the Provost/Dean of the Faculty, and works closely with faculty and students to facilitate the use of the Arboretum as an academic resource.
Glenn Dreyer began working for the Arboretum in a landscape maintenance capacity while still a graduate student in 1982. The next year he became Assistant Arboretum Director under William A. Niering. In 1988, he was appointed to the position of Arboretum Director. Mr. Dreyer is also an adjunct professor of botany and the executive director of the Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment. His professional and research interests are at the interface between ecology and horticulture, and he conducts research in vegetation management, invasive plants, plant community ecology and urban forestry. He is the author of the books: Connecticut’s Notable Trees and Greening Connecticut’s Cities and Towns: Managing Public Trees and Community Forests, in addition to many professional and popular articles.