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Historical Trees on Campus

legacy trees that inspire & witness the advancement of knowledge

Iowa State University – Ames, Iowa

 sycamore (Platanus occidentalis)

Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis)   Botanical Name: Platanus occidentalis
Common Name: sycamore
Trunk Diameter: 55 inches / 140 centimeters
Location on Campus: northeast of intersection of Lincoln Way and University Boulevard
Photographer: William R. Graves
Date of Photograph: 8 January 2012

 

 swamp white oak (Quercus bicolor)

Swamp white oak (Quercus bicolor) Botanical Name: Quercus bicolor
Common Name: swamp white oak
Trunk Diameter: 46 inches / 117 centimeters
Location on Campus: northwest of Carver Hall
Photographer: William R. Graves
Date of Photograph: 14 October 2012

 

  bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa)

Bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa) Botanical Name: Quercus macrocarpa
Common Name: Bur oak
Trunk Diameter: 48 inches / 122 centimeters
Location on Campus: southwest of Catt Hall
Photographer: William R. Graves
Date of Photograph: 21 May 2012

 

 red oak (Quercus rubra)

Red oak (Quercus rubra)   Botanical Name: Quercus rubra
Common Name: red oak
Trunk Diameter: 54 inches / 137 centimeters
Location on Campus: northwest of Curtiss Hall
Photographer: William R. Graves
Date of Photograph: 21 May 2012

 

 black maple (Acer nigrum)

Black maple (Acer nigrum)   Botanical Name: Acer nigrum
Common Name: black maple
Trunk Diameter: 38 inches / 97 centimeters
Location on Campus: central campus southwest of Catt Hall
Photographer: William R. Graves
Date of Photograph: 2 October 2012