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Historical Trees on Campus

legacy trees that inspire & witness the advancement of knowledge

University of Idaho – Moscow, Idaho

Colorado blue spruce (Picea pungens)

Botanical Name: Picea pungens
Common Name: Colorado blue spruce
Trunk Diameter: 30 inches / 76 centimeters
Location on Campus: GPS: 46° 43.517′ N, 117° 0.611′ W
Note: Planted in 1911 by Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States
Photographer: James A. Schrader
Date of Photograph: 25 May 2018

 

Plaque for Colorado blue spruce (Picea pungens)

Botanical Name: Picea pungens
Common Name: Colorado blue spruce
Trunk Diameter: 30 inches / 76 centimeters
Location on Campus: GPS: 46° 43.517′ N, 117° 0.611′ W
Photographer: James A. Schrader
Date of Photograph: 25 May 2018

 

Port Orford cedar (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana)

Botanical Name: Chamaecyparis lawsoniana
Common Name: Port Orford cedar
Trunk Diameter: 33 inches / 85 centimeters
Location on Campus: GPS: 46° 43.520′ N, 117° 0.603′ W
Note: Planted in 1911 by William Howard Taft, 27th President of the United States
Photographer: James A. Schrader
Date of Photograph: 25 May 2018

 

Plaque for the Port Orford cedar

Botanical Name: Chamaecyparis lawsoniana
Common Name: Port Orford cedar
Trunk Diameter: 33 inches / 85 centimeters
Location on Campus: GPS: 46° 43.520′ N, 117° 0.603′ W
Photographer: James A. Schrader
Date of Photograph: 25 May 2018

 

Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)

Botanical Name: Pseudotsuga menziesii
Common Name: Douglas fir
Trunk Diameter: 36 inches / 91 centimeters
Location on Campus: GPS: 46° 43.527′ N, 117° 0.623′ W
Note: Planted in 1938 by Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of 32nd President of the United States
Photographer: James A. Schrader
Date of Photograph: 25 May 2018

 

Plaque for the Douglas fir

Botanical Name: Pseudotsuga menziesii
Common Name: Douglas fir
Trunk Diameter: 36 inches / 91 centimeters
Location on Campus: GPS: 46° 43.527′ N, 117° 0.623′ W
Photographer: James A. Schrader
Date of Photograph: 25 May 2018

 

World War I memorial red oaks (Quercus rubra)

Botanical Name: Quercus rubra
Common Name: northern red oak
Trunk Diameter of largest: 30 inches / 76 centimeters
Location on Campus: GPS: 46° 43.485′ N, 117° 0.675′ W
Note: Grove planted in 1919 to honor University of Idaho students who died in WWI
Photographer: James A. Schrader
Date of Photograph: 25 May 2018

 

Plaque for the World War I memorial red oaks

Botanical Name: Quercus rubra
Common Name: northern red oak
Trunk Diameter of largest: 30 inches / 76 centimeters
Location on Campus: GPS: 46° 43.485′ N, 117° 0.675′ W
Photographer: James A. Schrader
Date of Photograph: 25 May 2018