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Bethalto’s arboretum, on the corner of E. Central and Moreland Road, was created out of an old railroad bed consisting of 4.6 acres donated by Bethalto National Bank. It was dedicated October 15, 1966 with a few small trees. Today there are 150+ trees with over 80 different species of woody trees and shrubs identified. This includes a variety of oak, maple, evergreen, and flowering crabapple. The arboretum is open to the public with a winding pathway to walk or ride bikes in. Educational walking tours have been available through the Bethalto Library.