Sound master planning for an arboretum starts with an assessment of the existing landscape and leads to an integrated package of management (longterm operations planning), design (the realization of the new visions), and maintenance (day-to-day operations). The integration of the three, tempered with a full understanding of the viewpoints of potential user groups, is the key to progressively translating the institutions overall dream and program into physical form. Written by Mike Van Yahres and Peter Dunleavy, 1989