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Historical Trees on Campus

legacy trees that inspire & witness the advancement of knowledge

Pennsylvania State University – State College, Pennsylvania

 catalpa (Catalpa speciosa)

Catalpa (Catalpa speciosa) Botanical Name: Catalpa speciosa
Common Name: catalpa
Trunk Diameter: 58 inches / 147 centimeters
Location: east side of Health and Human Development
Photographer: William R. Graves
Date of Photograph: 17 May 2012

 

Kentucky coffeetree (Gymnocladus dioicus)

Kentucky coffeetree (Gymnocladus dioicus) Botanical Name: Gymnocladus dioicus
Common Name: Kentucky coffeetree
Trunk Diameter: 39 inches / 99 centimeters
Location: near Old Botany Building
Photographer: William R. Graves
Date of Photograph: 18 May 2012

 

 cucumbertree (Magnolia acuminata)

Cucumbertree (Magnolia acuminata) Botanical Name: Magnolia acuminata
Common Name: cucumbertree
Trunk Diameter: 43 inches / 109 centimeters
Location: Hintz Family Alumni Center
Photographer: William R. Graves
Date of Photograph: 18 May 2012

 

 white ash (Fraxinus americana)

White ash (Fraxinus americana) Botanical Name: Fraxinus americana
Common Name: white ash
Trunk Diameter: 33 inches / 84 centimeters
Location: far southeast of Old Main
Photographer: William R. Graves
Date of Photograph: 18 May 2012

 

 sycamore (Platanus occidentalis)

Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis) Botanical Name: Platanus occidentalis
Common Name: sycamore
Trunk Diameter: 75 inches / 191 centimeters
Location: Moses Thompson Museum
Photographer: William R. Graves
Date of Photograph: 18 May 2012