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Visitors to campus can experience the Arboretum as a whole or by taking one of the following walking tours to see 20-30 species of trees at a time. Each tour can be found on Google Maps at the links below 

Fast Facts

  • Accredited by: ArbNET as a Level 1: Arboretum
  • Number of trees on campus: 12,447
  • Number of distinct species: 107
  • Four available tours: 
    • Hamlin Quad Tour
    • Main Quad Tour
    • Murphy Hall Tour 
    • Athletic Fields Tour

Upcoming Plans

  • Re-create an interactive website with pictures and detailed information
  • Install Campus Signage (showing trees, gardens, habitats, and landscape features, etc.)
  • Expand JCU student engagement with Arboretum
  • Host area school for field trips and educational experiences
  • Plant more native species
  • Reinvigorate existing features such as the Prairie Garden and pollinator habitats
  • Earn Level 2 accreditation status

Latin Name, Common Species

  • Taxodium distichum, Common Baldcypress
  • Crataegus crusgalli, Cockspur Hawthorn
  • Amelanchier spp., Common Serviceberry
  • Syringa Meyeri Std. 'Palibin', Dwarf Korean Lilac
  • Abies concolor, White Fir
  • Hamamelis virginiana, Common Witch-hazel
  • Cornus sericea, Red Osier Dogwood
  • Aronia arbutifolia, Red Chokeberry
  • Cornus amomum, Silky Dogwood
  • Cornus drummondii, Rough-leaved Dogwood
  • Aesculus parviflora, Bottlebrush Buckeye
  • Aronia melanocarpa, Black Chokeberry
  • Tilia cordata, Littleleaf Linden
  • Viburnum plicatum, Japanese Snowball
  • Aesculus pavia, Red Buckeye
  • Celtis occidentalis, Common Hackberry
  • Gymnocladus dioicus, Kentucky Coffeetree
  • Zelkova serrata, Japanese Elm Zelkova
  • Quercus muehlenbergii, Chinquapin Oak
  • Malus spp., Flowering Crabapple
  • Quercus palustris, Pin Oak
  • Chamaecyparis obtusa, Hinoki Falsecypress
  • Pinus nigra, Austrian Pine
  • Picea abies, Norway Spruce
  • Aesculus hippocastanum, Horsechestnut
  • Acer rubrum, Red Maple
  • Magnolia x soulangiana, Saucer Magnolia
  • Prunus serrulata, Japanese Flowering Cherry
  • Picea pungens, Colorado Spruce
  • Spiraea prunifolia, Bridalwreath Spiraea
  • Cercis canadensis, Eastern Redbud
  • Syringa vulgaris var. alba, White Lilac
  • Acer x freemanii, Freeman Maple
  • Syringa vulgaris, French Purple Lilac
  • Rhamnus cathartica, Common Buckthorn
  • Quercus alba, White Oak
  • Juniperus virginiana, Red Cedar
  • Quercus bicolor, Swamp White Oak
  • Ulmus parvifolia, Chinese Elm
  • Morus spp., White Mulberry

Latin Name, Common Species Name

  • Metasequoia glyptostroboides, Redwood Dawn
  • Styrax japonicus, Japanese Snowbell
  • Cornus kousa, Kousa Dogwood
  • Pseudotsuga menziesii, Douglas fir
  • Pinus sylvestris, Scotch Pine
  • Quercus macrocarpa, Bur Oak
  • Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy', Forest Pansy Redbud
  • Syringa Meyeri Std. 'Palibin', Dwarf Korean Lilac
  • Picea Pungens 'Fat Albert', Fat Albert Spruce
  • Aesculus parviflora, Bottlebrush Buckeye
  • Acer griseum, Paperback Maple
  • Quercus imbricaria, Shingle Oak
  • Gleditsia triacanthos, Honeylocust
  • Betula nigra, River Birch
  • Cornus racemosa, Gray Dogwood
  • Magnolia stellata, Star Magnolia
  • Picea omorika, Serbian Spruce
  • Pyrus calleryana, Callery Bradford Pear
  • Ilex opaca, American Holly
  • Magnolia virginiana, Magnolia Sweetbay
  • Cotinus coggygria, European Smoketree

Latin Name, Common Species

  • Cornus mas, Cornelian Cherry Dogwood
  • Sorbus alnifolia, Korean Mountain Ash
  • Cotinus obovatus, American Smoketree
  • Tsuga canadensis, Eastern Hemlock
  • Pinus strobus, Eastern White Pine
  • Platanus x acerifolia, London Planetree
  • Pinus resinosa, Red Pine
  • Chamaecyparis nootkatensis, Nootka Falsecypress
  • Amelanchier canadensis, Shadblow Serviceberry
  • Carpinus caroliniana, American Hornbeam
  • Platanus occidentalis, American sycamore
  • Acer saccharum, Sugar Maple
  • Acer palmatum atropurpureum, Japanese Red Maple
  • Amelanchier laevis, Allegheny Serviceberry
  • Cornus florida, Flowering Dogwood
  • Ginkgo biloba, Ginkgo
  • Fagus grandifolia, American Beech
  • Liriodendron tulipifera, Tulip Tree
  • Fagus sylvatica, European Beech
  • Taxus spp., Yew spp.
  • Thuja occidentalis, Eastern Arborvitae
  • Acer platanoides 'Crimson King', Norway Red Maple
  • Chamaecyparis pisifera, Japanese Falsecypress
  • Thuja plicata, Western Arborvitae
  • Syringa reticulata, Japanese Tree Lilac
  • Quercus coccinea, Scarlet Oak
  • Prunus x 'Snofozam', Snow Fountain Cherry
  • Quercus rubra, Northern Red Oak
  • Tilia tomentosa, Silver Linden

Latin Name, Common Species

  • Morus alba, White Mulberry
  • Crataegus phaenopyrum, Washington Hawthorn
  • Tilia x euchlora, Crimean Linden
  • Aesculus glabra, Ohio Buckeye
  • Fraxinus americana, White Ash
  • Nyssa sylvatica, Blackgum Tupelo
  • Ulmus pumila, Siberian Elm
  • Ulmus americana, American Elm
  • Tilia americana, American Linden
  • Carya ovata, Shagbark Hickory
  • Quercus ellipsoidalis, Northern Pin Oak
  • Picea glauca, White Spruce
  • Carya cordiformis, Bitternut Hickory
  • Salix babylonica, Weeping Willow
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