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Historical Trees on Campus

legacy trees that inspire & witness the advancement of knowledge

Michigan State University – East Lansing, Michigan

American beech (Fagus grandifolia)

American beech (Fagus grandifolia) Botanical Name: Fagus grandifolia
Common Name: American beech
Trunk Diameter: 64 inches / 163 centimeters
Location: south of Student Union
Photographer: William R. Graves
Date of Photograph: 11 May 2012

 

 American elm (Ulmus americana)

American elm (Ulmus americana)   Botanical Name: Ulmus americana
Common Name: American elm
Trunk Diameter: 55 inches / 140 centimeters
Location: south of Student Union in oval
Photographer: William R. Graves
Date of Photograph: 11 May 2012

 

ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)

Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) Botanical Name: Ginkgo biloba
Common Name: ginkgo
Trunk Diameter: 41 inches / 104 centimeters
Location: west of Beaumont Tower
Photographer: William R. Graves
Date of Photograph: 11 May 2012

 

swamp white oak (Quercus bicolor)

Swamp white oak (Quercus bicolor) Botanical Name: Quercus bicolor
Common Name: swamp white oak
Trunk Diameter: 42 inches / 107 centimeters
Location: Mary Mayo Hall
Photographer: William R. Graves
Date of Photograph: 11 May 2012

 

eastern white pine (Pinus strobus)

Eastern white pine (Pinus strobus) Botanical Name: Pinus strobus
Common Name: eastern white pine
Trunk Diameter: 40 inches / 102 centimeters
Location: northwest of Cowles House
Photographer: William R. Graves
Date of Photograph: 11 May 2012