The arboretum is a unique feature of SDMC Ujire, established in 1999 with an objective of conservation and documentation of diversity of flora with reference to Western Ghats of India. It is a botanical garden expanding over eight acres of land. More than 500 species of medicinal plants are conserved here, making way for R&D and extension activities in the field.
The arboretum was initially established with the support of Zilla Panchayat Mangalore, and is now managed by SDME Society. It currently houses 1116 trees of different types (as per census conducted during Sep – Dec 2020).
Carbon Sequestered in Arboretum: 8518 Kg/Year ( As per the report compiled on Aug 10 2021)