All Arboretum bulletins are now available as pdfs at Digital Commons.

To order print publications, call 860-439-5020, or send a request to:

Connecticut College Arboretum
Box 5201
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320
or email request to

Include $2.00 postage and handling for a single bulletin. When purchasing multiple copies add $1.00 for postage for each additional bulletin. A discount of 40% is available on orders of five or more copies of any single bulletin. Arboretum members may deduct 40% from the total cost of bulletins only.

?? Cover of the CBS checklist. Native and Naturalized Vascular Plants of Connecticut Checklist Memoirs of the Connecticut Botanical Society. 232 pp. 2014. This new checklist of 2,852 native and naturalized Connecticut plants is a resource for botanists, gardeners, naturalists and landscape designers. It provides the scientific and common names for each plant, as well as whether a plant growing in the state is: native, exotic, invasive, endangered, threatened, or a special concern. Plants are organized alphabetically by family, then genus, then species or hybrid name, and then by subspecies or variety. This reference book uses the most current scientific plant names, and also provides the old name if it has changed. A complete index allows one to find a plant by either its scientific name or common name.  4 1/2 x 8 inches, spirally bound, with waterproof covers. $10.00 (plus 3.00 for shipping and handling).
Greening Connecticut cover Greening Connecticut Cities & Towns: Managing Public Trees and Community Forests by Richard M. Ricard and Glenn D. Dreyer, Editors. 265 pp. 2005. This book is an indispensable reference that helps its readers understand specific aspects of community forestry. Together the editors and contributors place public tree management and community forestry into a greater context of environmental sustainability and economic development. $19.95 (plus $4.00 for postage and handling).
Notable Trees cover Connecticut's Notable Trees (1998 Update) by Glenn D. Dreyer. 93 pp. Memoirs of the Connecticut Botanical Society No. 2, 1989. Records the locations and stories of the historic trees that have witnessed major events in Connecticut's past, and the largest trees of each taxa. $12.95 (plus $2.00 postage & handling). Access a computer database maintained at the Connecticut College Arboretum that includes records of over 2,800 individual trees in the state. Information for each tree includes size, location, ownership, and condition. The Connecticut Notable Trees Project
Wild Gardener cover The Wild Gardener in the Wild Landscape by Warren Kenfield. (Memorial Edition) 232 pp. 1991. The results of decades of creative research involving the scientific control of unwanted plants combined with an extensive knowledge of plant ecology and horticulture to create an original volume for the homeowner as well as the estate manager. $12.95 (plus $3.00 for postage & handling).
Wildflower Poster Wildflower Poster features 28 flora native to eastern United States and Canada illustrated by award-winning naturalist and painter John Pitcher of Vermont. Beautiful and educational. 24" x 18". $10.00 (plus $3.00 for postage and handling).
Charles Chu brush painting of the Connecticut College campus. Charles Chu - Connecticut College Campus
High-quality print of a Chinese ink and brush painting of the Connecticut College campus, 1984. 40” x 13” Unframed, $30.00 (plus $3.00 for postage and handling).

Arboretum Bulletins

PDF versions of all of the Arboretum's bulletins are available free of charge on Digital Commons


Bulletin No. 43 - Birds of the Connecticut College Arboretum: Eighty Years of Change


Bulletin No. 42 - The Mamacoke Island Conservation Area

  Bulletin No. 41 - Trap Rock Ridges of Connecticut: Natural History and Land Use by Penelope C. Sharp with Ralph S. Lewis, David L. Wagner and Cara Lee. 57 pp. 2013. This full-color publication contains sections on the fascinating geologic and natural history of the trap rock ridges, the plant communities, insects, (especially butterflies) reptiles and amphibians, mammals and human use. Published by the Connecticut College Arboretum and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Arboretum Bulletin No. 41 contains numerous, high quality, original illustrations of plants and geological processes, and a unique, two-page cross section of a typical ridge showing the zonation of plant communities. $10.00.
Salt Marsh Plants cover Bulletin No. 40 - Salt Marsh Plants of Long Island Sound
Color photographs and line drawings enhance written descriptions of the 25 most common plants in this important habitat. Color fold-out photo of typical marsh locates where the plants are found. Replaces Bulletin 25. 38 pp., 2009. $5.00
Seaweeds of Long Island Sound cover Bulletin No. 39 - Seaweeds of Long Island Sound
New, user-friendly guide with colored photographs and illustrations of 79 different algae. Replaces Bulletin 18. 104 pp., 2006. $7.00
The Hidden World of Plants cover Bulletin No. 38 - The Hidden World of Plants A scanning electron microscope survey of the Native Plant Collection, Connecticut College Arboretum. Brief description of the scanning electron microscope and of the plant structures depicted in 50 stunningly detailed close-up photographs. 40 pp., 2003. $5.00
Living Resources cover Bulletin No. 37 - Living Resources and Habitats of the Lower Connecticut River
Focuses on the lower reaches of the Connecticut River that is a major New England estuary and tidal river recognized as globally significant. Photographs and illustrations. 76 pp., 2001. $3.00
? Amphibians and Reptiles cover Bulletin No. 36 - Amphibians and Reptiles of the Connecticut College Arboretum
This work combines a description of species reported from the Arboretum with a summary of the results of research projects that have been completed there. Illustrated. 48 pp., 1998. $5.00
  Bulletin No. 35 - Native Woody Plant Checklist
A taxonomic checklist of the Native Woody Plant Collection with an index to both common and botanical names. 45 pp., 2009. $2.00
Tidal Marshes cover Bulletin No. 34 - Tidal Marshes of Long Island Sound: Ecology, History and Restoration
Describes the ecology and chronicles the history of Long Island Sound Tidal Marshes. Photographs and illustrations. 73 pp., 1995. $5.00 (Also available as PDF)
Arboretum Archaeology cover Bulletin No. 33 - Archaeology in the Connecticut College Arboretum
Detailed descriptions of prehistoric and historic archaeological sites in the Arboretum. Photographs and illustrations. 56 pp., 1992. $5.00
Sixth Decade cover Bulletin No. 32 - The Connecticut College Arboretum-Its Sixth Decade and a Detailed History of the Land
Historical accounts of the formation and growth of the Arboretum. This bulletin supplements Bulletin No. 28. 96 pp., 1991. $5.00
Birds of the Arboretum cover Bulletin No. 31 - Birds of the Connecticut College Arboretum
An annotated list with seasonal records, and an account of the bird research program. Illustrated. 50 pp., 1990. $5.50
Native Shrubs cover Bulletin No. 30 - Native Shrubs for Landscaping
Descriptions and lists of the best native shrubs for home, commercial and institutional landscaping. Color photographs. 40 pp., 1987. $5.00
Common Mushrooms cover Bulletin No. 29 - Mushrooms of New England
Descriptions of 89 species of fungi, 62 illustrated. 49 pp., 1984. $2.50
The Connecticut Arboretum cover Bulletin No. 28 - The Connecticut Arboretum: Its First Fifty Years 1931-1981
Historical accounts of the formation and growth of the Arboretum. 56 pp., 1982. $2.50
Salt Marsh Birds cover Bulletin No. 27 - Birds of Connecticut Salt Marshes
Illustrations and descriptions of 24 birds commonly seen on our tidal marshes. 48 pp., 1981. $1.50
Recycling Mycelium cover Bulletin No. 26 - Recycling Mycelium: A Fermentation Byproduct Becomes an Organic Resource
Documents the role of industrial mycelial residues as soil amendments on ornamental plants, agricultural crops, and in natural vegetation. 32 pp., 1981. $1.00
Woody Plants Guide cover Bulletin No. 24 - Garden Guide to Woody Plants - A Plant Handbook
Lists and descriptions of over 500 different trees and shrubs useful for landscaping. 100 pp., 1979. $2.50
Plants and Animals cover Bulletin No. 23 - Plants and Animals of the Estuary
Descriptions and illustrations of over 70 estuarine species. 44 pp., 1979. $1.50
Our Dynamic Tidal Marshes cover Bulletin No. 22 - Our Dynamic Tidal Marshes: Vegetation Changes as Revealed by Peat Analysis
Description of a method for sampling peat and identifying plant remains in order to document vegetation change on tidal marshes. 12 pp., 1976. $2.00
Energy Conservation cover Bulletin No. 21 - Energy Conservation on the Home Grounds - The Role of Naturalistic Landscaping
Learn how to conserve energy and essential resources for the home owner. 28 pp. 1996 reprinting with supplement of 1975 edition. $2.00
Tidal Marsh Invertebrates cover Bulletin No. 20 - Tidal Marsh Invertebrates of Connecticut
Descriptions and illustrations of over 40 species of mollusks, crustaceans, arachnids, and insects found on our tidal marshes. 36 pp., 1974. $1.50.
Preserving Our Freshwater Wetlands cover Bulletin No. 17 - Preserving Our Freshwater Wetlands
Reprints of a series of articles on why it is important to preserve our freshwater wetlands and how this can be done. 52 pp., 1970. $1.00.
  Bulletin No. 12 - Connecticut's Coastal Marshes: A Vanishing Resource
Testimony of various authorities as to the value of our tidal marshes and a suggested action program. 36 pp., 1961. Second printing with supplement 1966. $1.50.

The Connecticut College Arboretum has released a list of small trees recommended for planting near utility lines.

The Mamacoke Conservation Area Bulletin No. 42 cover image
Bulletin No. 42

The Mamacoke Island Conservation Area

Glenn Dreyer, Robert Askins and Scott Peterson. 48 pp. 2016.

Trap Rock Ridges cover
Bulletin No. 41

Trap Rock Ridges of Connecticut: Natural History and Land Use

Penelope C. Sharp with Ralph S. Lewis, David L. Wagner and Cara Lee. 58 pp. 2013. $10