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Historical Trees on Campus

legacy trees that inspire & witness the advancement of knowledge

University of Hawaii – Honolulu, Hawaii

  baobab (Adansonia digitata)

Botanical Name: Adansonia digitata
Common Name: baobab
Trunk Diameter: 15.1 feet / 4.6 meters
Location on Campus: west of Art Building – Largest in USA
Photographer: William R. Graves
Date of Photograph: 22 September 2017

 

  hutu (Barringtonia asiatica)

Botanical Name: Barringtonia asiatica
Common Name: hutu
Trunk Diameter: 42.7 inches / 106 centimeters
Location on Campus:  NE side Art Building, McCarthy Mall – planted 1952
Photographer: William R. Graves
Date of Photograph: 22 September 2017

 

  cannonball tree (Couroupita guianensis)

Botanical Name: Couroupita guianensis
Common Name: cannonball tree
Trunk Diameter: 39 inches / 100 centimeters
Location on Campus: south side Sinclair Annex, NW corner Bachman Mall Lawn – Thornton Wilder Tree planted 1933
Photographer: William R. Graves
Date of Photograph: 22 September 2017

 

  chaulmoogra (Hydnocarpus anthelmintica)

Botanical Name: Hydnocarpus anthelmintica
Common Name: chaulmoogra
Trunk Diameter: 18 inches / 45 centimeters
Note: planted 1935 in honor of Alice A. Ball for her work using the oil from this species to relieve symptoms of leprosy
Photographer: William R. Graves
Date of Photograph: 22 September 2017

 

  sausage tree (Kigelia africana)

Botanical Name: Kigelia africana
Common Name: sausage tree
Trunk Diameter: 26 inches / 66 centimeters
Note: Joseph Rock collected and planted
Photographer: William R. Graves
Date of Photograph: 22 September 2017

 

  kiawe (Prosopis pallida)

Botanical Name: Prosopis pallida
Common Name: kiawe
Trunk Diameter: 42.5 inches / 108 centimeters
Location on Campus: south side Crawford Hall – remnant tree from before campus founding
Photographer: William R. Graves
Date of Photograph: 22 September 2017

 

  skunk tree (Sterculia foetida)

Botanical Name: Sterculia foetida
Common Name: skunk tree
Trunk Diameter: 25.6 inches / 65 centimeters
Location on Campus: NE corner of Architecture Building – planted by Liberty Hyde Bailey in 1928
Photographer: William R. Graves
Date of Photograph: 22 September 2017

 

  tamarind (Tamarindus indica)

Botanical Name: Tamarindus indica
Common Name: tamarind
Trunk Diameter: 28 inches / 72 centimeters
Location on Campus: north of Dean Hall – on campus in the 1920s
Photographer: William R. Graves
Date of Photograph: 22 September 2017