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Historical Trees on Campus

legacy trees that inspire & witness the advancement of knowledge

Montana State University – Bozeman, Montana

  Norway maple (Acer platanoides)

Botanical Name: Acer platanoides
Common Name: Norway maple
Trunk Diameter: 19.5 inches / 49.6 centimeters
Location: north side of Roberts Hall
Photographer: William R. Graves
Date of Photograph: October 6, 2017

 

green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

Botanical Name: Fraxinus pennsylvanica
Common Name: green ash
Trunk Diameter: 36.6 inches / 93 centimeters
Location: southeast of Leon Johnson Hall
Photographer: William R. Graves
Date of Photograph: October 6, 2017

 

  Colorado blue spruce (Picea pungens)

Botanical Name: Picea pungens
Common Name: Colorado blue spruce
Trunk Diameter: 34.4 inches / 87.5 centimeters
Location: southeast of Lewis Hall
Photographer: William R. Graves
Date of Photograph: October 6, 2017

 

grove of Colorado blue spruce (Picea pungens)

Botanical Name: Picea pungens
Common Name: grove of Colorado blue spruce
Trunk Diameter: range 23.7 – 37.1 inches / 60.2 – 94.3 centimeters
Location: southeast of Linfield Hall
Note: planted in the mid-1890s by Roy Fisher, the first Experiment Station horticulturist when it was established in 1893
Photographer: William R. Graves
Date of Photograph: October 6, 2017

 

  limber pine (Pinus flexilis)

Botanical Name: Pinus flexilis
Common Name: limber pine
Trunk Diameter: 31.6 inches / 80.3 centimeters
Location: corner of S 11th Avenue and W Cleveland Street
Photographer: William R. Graves
Date of Photograph: October 6, 2017

 

eastern cottonwood (Populus deltoides)

Botanical Name: Populus deltoides
Common Name: eastern cottonwood
Trunk Diameter: 61.5 inches / 156.2 centimeters
Location: northeast of Haynes Hall, along S 11th Avenue
Note: the oldest tree on campus, predating its establishment
Photographer: William R. Graves
Date of Photograph: October 6, 2017

 

  Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)

Botanical Name: Pseudotsuga menziesii
Common Name: Douglas Fir
Trunk Diameter: 30.6 inches / 77.8 centimeters
Location: Wilson Hall courtyard
Photographer: William R. Graves
Date of Photograph: October 6, 2017