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Historical Trees on Campus

legacy trees that inspire & witness the advancement of knowledge

The Ohio State University – Columbus, Ohio

sugar maple (Acer saccharum)

Sugar maple (Acer saccharum) Botanical Name: Acer saccharum
Common Name: sugar maple
Trunk Diameter: 57 inches / 145 centimeters
Location: Olentangy River Road near Buckeye Varsity Field and Tennis Facility
Photographer: William R. Graves
Date of Photograph: 14 May 2012

 

hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)

Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis) Botanical Name: Celtis occidentalis
Common Name: hackberry
Trunk Diameter: 37 inches / 94 centimeters
Location: near Howlett Hall
Photographer: William R. Graves
Date of Photograph: 14 May 2012

 

 bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa)

Bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa) Botanical Name: Quercus macrocarpa
Common Name: bur oak
Trunk Diameter: 44 inches / 112 centimeters
Location: west of Faculty Club
Photographer: William R. Graves
Date of Photograph: 13 May 2012

 

 sycamore (Platanus occidentalis)

Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis) Botanical Name: Platanus occidentalis
Common Name: sycamore
Trunk Diameter: 77 inches / 196 centimeters
Location: central area of campus next to Underground Railroad marker
Photographer: William R. Graves
Date of Photograph: 13 May 2012