In 2014, The Homewood Cemetery officially became one of only 23 American cemeteries and memorial parks listed as an accredited arboretum through The Arbnet Arboretum Accreditation Program and The Morton Arboretum. As an arboretum, The Homewood Cemetery serves not only as an educational center for the city of Pittsburgh and the surrounding region, but also as a tranquil retreat away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
An arborist has documented more than 40 species of trees throughout the cemetery. Trees of note include an extensive collection of mature oaks, horse chestnuts, a variety of beech trees, and a long list of significant shrubberies.
In the cemetery office, we have available a tree map, designed by mapmaker Stentor Danielson, in a style reminiscent of J.R.R. Tolkien. The map allows visitors to find a sampling of the more significant trees throughout the cemetery.