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Historical Trees on Campus

legacy trees that inspire & witness the advancement of knowledge

University of Oregon – Eugene, Oregon

Moon Tree – Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)

Botanical Name: Pseudotsuga menziesii
Common Name: Douglas Fir
Trunk Diameter: 35 inches / 89 centimeters
Location on Campus: GPS: 44° 02.722′ N, 123° 04.344′ W
Note: Grown from a seed carried to the moon and back by the Apollo 14 space craft in 1971
Photographer: James A. Schrader
Date of Photograph: 24 May 2018

 

Plaque for the Moon Tree – Douglas Fir

Botanical Name: Pseudotsuga menziesii
Common Name: Douglas Fir
Trunk Diameter: 35 inches / 89 centimeters
Location on Campus: GPS: 44° 02.722′ N, 123° 04.344′ W
Photographer: James A. Schrader
Date of Photograph: 24 May 2018

 

dawn redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides)

Botanical Name: Metasequoia glyptostroboides
Common Name: dawn redwood
Trunk Diameter: 42 inches / 105 centimeters
Location on Campus: GPS: 44° 02.766′ N, 123° 04.414′ W
Photographer: Toshia D. Garnes
Date of Photograph: 24 May 2018

 

Plaque for the dawn redwood

Botanical Name: Metasequoia glyptostroboides
Common Name: dawn redwood
Trunk Diameter: 42 inches / 105 centimeters
Location on Campus: GPS: 44° 02.766′ N, 123° 04.414′ W
Photographer: James A. Schrader
Date of Photograph: 24 May 2018

 

Oregon white oak (Quercus garryana)

Botanical Name: Quercus garryana
Common Name: Oregon white oak
Trunk Diameter: 50 inches / 127 centimeters
Location on Campus: GPS: 44° 02.855′ N, 123° 04.563′ W
Note: Oldest tree on campus
Photographer: Toshia D. Garnes
Date of Photograph: 24 May 2018

 

incense cedar (Calocedrus decurrens)

Botanical Name: Calocedrus decurrens
Common Name: incense cedar
Trunk Diameter: 64 inches / 163 centimeters
Location on Campus:  GPS: 44° 02.846′ N, 123° 04.552′ W
Photographer: Toshia D. Garnes
Date of Photograph: 24 May 2018

 

coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)

  Botanical Name: Sequoia sempervirens
Common Name: coast redwood
Trunk Diameter: 96 inches / 245 centimeters
Location on Campus: GPS: 44° 02.830′ N, 123° 4.527′ W
Photographer: James A. Schrader
Date of Photograph: 24 May 2018

 

big leaf maple (Acer macrophyllum)

Botanical Name: Acer macrophyllum
Common Name: big leaf maple
Trunk Diameter: 53 inches / 134 centimeters
Location on Campus: GPS: 44° 02.796′ N, 123° 04.565′ W
Note: Planted in 1884
Photographer: James A. Schrader
Date of Photograph: 24 May 2018

 

giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteam)

Botanical Name: Sequoiadendron giganteam
Common Name: giant sequoia
Trunk Diameter: 100 inches / 254 centimeters
Location on Campus: GPS: 44° 02.811′ N, 123° 04.639′ W
Photographer: James A. Schrader
Date of Photograph: 24 May 2018

 

Douglas firs (Pseudotsuga menziesii)

Botanical Name: Pseudotsuga menziesii
Common Name: Douglas fir
Trunk Diameter of Largest: 56 inches / 142 centimeters
Location on Campus: GPS: 44° 02.797′ N, 123° 04.637′ W
Note: Several lining the sidewalk (Deady Walk)
Photographer: Toshia D. Garnes
Date of Photograph: 24 May 2018