Description - Located on Long Island, the Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park rests between East Islip and Oakdale south of SR 27. This park truly fulfills its purpose of providing an oasis of beauty for refreshment. A wide selection of conifers, dwarf evergreens, wildflowers and hybrids bring magnify their glory amidst the ponds and creeks. The park is open Tuesday through Sunday, plus legal holidays, from 10 a.m. to sunset.
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Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park
- Bayard Cutting Arboretum's purpose is "to provide an oasis of beauty and quiet for the pleasure, rest and refreshment of those who delight in outdoor beauty, and to bring about a greater appreciation and understanding of the value and importance of informal planting." The current collection of fir, spruce, pine, cypress, hemlock and other conifers is probably the most extensive to be found on Long Island. Also found are extensive plantings of dwarf evergreens, rhododendron, azaleas, hollies and oaks, wildflowers and daffodils. With the park's ponds and streamlets, these plantings provide food and homes for land and aquatic birds, fox, raccoon and other wildlife.
Recreation - Amenities offered at Bayard Cutting Arboretum include a nature trail, recreation programs, a lovely gift shop and viewing a wide range of plant life.
Climate - The Arboretum area experiences average January temperatures above 22 degrees Fahrenheit (above -6 degrees Celsius). Summer temperatures average above 72 degrees Fahrenheit (above 22 degrees Celsius). Precipitation in the region ranges from 40 to more than 44 inches of rain and snowmelt. Typically Long Island has more than 200 days of frost-free growing season.
Located on Long Island, the Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park rests between East Islip and Oakdale south of SR 27.