Kuhnert Arboretum

Kuhnert Landscape Arboretum

In 2014, Confluence was hired by the Aberdeen Park and Recreation Board to develop a long-range master plan for the Kuhnert Arboretum on the south side of Aberdeen. The intent of this newly completed master plan is to guide future development of this site in the next several years.

Status of Current Arboretum

Currently, the site is home to a collection of plant material which, for the most part, is reaching a maturation point and has become overgrown in several instances. The current organization of the plant material is random with little or no perceived pattern or order.


The existing Kuhnert Arboretum is located on the south side of Aberdeen at the corner of Melgaard Road and Dakota Street South. The site is bounded by the Moccasin Creek on the west and the City’s tree nursery on the south. The site is very level sloping very gently toward Moccasin Creek. The community gardens are located directly across the creek to the west.