An arboretum is something the city of San Antonio deserves to have, said Thomas Corser, CEO of Arboretum San Antonio, the organization founded late last year to lead the project. Its nonprofit status is pending. 

“San Antonio is a big city, it’s multicultural, it has a lot of different assets in it and the city of our size deserves more than one type of park,” Corser said, comparing the various gardens to different types of museums in the same city. “They coexist very well and we deserve that as a city.”

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