The arboretum is under cultivation with a construction team from Ironhorse Construction. The orange safety fencing circles the work zone, but allows for a peek at the trails being poured, water infrastructure installed, bridges built, formal garden beds created, lakeside pavilion, and canopy maintenance for the thousands of diverse trees already growing on the acreage. Important to future operations of the arboretum, is the Visitor and Nature Center at 706 West Cotton Street. Current renovations to the building will include a reception area to welcome guests, classroom space, a lecture hall, a gift shop, children’s party space, and a large event hall for corporate and private rentals. Estimates for the arboretum’s soft opening are for autumn 2019.