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Historical Trees on Campus

legacy trees that inspire & witness the advancement of knowledge

University of Nevada – Reno, Nevada

Fremont cottonwood (Populus fremontii)

Botanical Name: Populus fremontii
Common Name: Fremont cottonwood
Trunk Diameter: 61 inches / 154 centimeters
Location on Campus: Between Manzanita Lake and Clark Hall, GPS: 39° 32.254′ N, 119° 48.911′ W
Photographer: James A. Schrader
Date of Photograph: 22 May 2018

 

eastern cottonwood (Populus deltoides)

Botanical Name: Populus deltoides
Common Name: eastern cottonwood
Trunk Diameter: 67 inches / 170 centimeters
Location on Campus: 50 feet west of the steps leading from 9th Street, GPS: 39° 32.217′ N, 119° 48.829′ W
Photographer: Toshia D. Garnes
Date of Photograph: 22 May 2018

 

northern red oak (Quercus rubra)

Botanical Name: Quercus rubra
Common Name: northern red oak
Trunk Diameter: 40 inches / 103 centimeters
Location on Campus: 200 feet east of the steps leading from 9th Street, GPS: 39° 32.229′ N, 119° 48.753′ W
Photographer: Toshia D. Garnes
Date of Photograph: 22 May 2018

 

Norway spruce (Picea abies) – Grand Army of the Republic tree

Botanical Name: Picea abies
Common Name: Norway spruce
Trunk Diameter: 26 inches / 66 centimeters
Location on Campus: Southeast corner of Center Street and 9th Street, GPS: 39° 32.179′ N, 119° 48.878′ W
Note: Planted in 1913 by members of the Grand Army of the Republic in soil from a Civil War battlefield
Photographer: Toshia D. Garnes
Date of Photograph: 22 May 2018

 

Plaque for Grand Army of the Republic tree

Botanical Name: Picea abies
Common Name: Norway spruce
Trunk Diameter: 26 inches / 66 centimeters
Location on Campus: Southeast corner of Center Street and 9th Street, GPS: 39° 32.179′ N, 119° 48.878′ W
Note: Planted in 1913 by members of the Grand Army of the Republic in soil from a Civil War battlefield
Photographer: James A. Schrader
Date of Photograph: 22 May 2018

 

Scotch elm (Ulmus glauca)

Botanical Name: Ulmus glauca
Common Name: Scotch elm
Trunk Diameter: 54 inches / 137 centimeters
Location on Campus: West of the flagpole near the steps leading from 9th Street, GPS: 39° 32.236′ N, 119° 48.835′ W
Photographer: James A. Schrader
Date of Photograph: 22 May 2018