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Historical Trees on Campus

legacy trees that inspire & witness the advancement of knowledge

Utah State University – Logan, Utah

scots pine (Pinus sylvestris)

USU 79.5" Pinus sylvestris state champ - fought to save Botanical Name: Pinus sylvestris
Common Name: scots pine
Trunk Diameter: 25 inches / 64 centimeters
Note: State champion
Location on Campus: northeast of the Geology Building
Photographer: William R. Graves
Date of Photograph: July 6, 2017

 

white spruce (Picea glauca)

USU 89" White Spruce Botanical Name: Picea glauca
Common Name: white spruce
Trunk Diameter: 28 inches / 72 centimeters
Location on Campus: south and across the parking lot from Old Main
Photographer: William R. Graves
Date of Photograph: July 6, 2017

 

blue ash (Fraxinus quadrangulata)

USU 95" Blue Ash W Old Main Botanical Name: Fraxinus quadrangulata
Common Name: blue ash
Trunk Diameter: 30 inches / 77 centimeters
Location on Campus: west of Old Main
Photographer: William R. Graves
Date of Photograph: July 6, 2017

 

yellow buckeye (Aesculus flava)

USU 116" Yellow Buckeye Botanical Name: Aesculus flava
Common Name: yellow buckeye
Trunk Diameter: 37 inches / 94 centimeters
Location on Campus: east of the Eccles Science Learning Center
Photographer: William R. Graves
Date of Photograph: July 6, 2017

 

Austrian pine (Pinus nigra)

USU 121" Pinus nigra with plaque Botanical Name: Pinus nigra
Common Name: Austrian pine
Trunk Diameter: 39 inches / 98 centimeters
Location on Campus: southwest of the College of Education Building.
Photographer: William R. Graves
Date of Photograph: July 6, 2017

 

plaque on Austrian pine (Pinus nigra) above

USU Plaque on 121" Pinus nigra Plaque on Austrian pine (Pinus nigra) above
Photographer: William R. Graves
Date of Photograph: July 6, 2017

 

Norway spruce (Picea abies)

USU 130" Norway Spruce Innovation Park 1 Botanical Name: Picea abies
Common Name: Norway spruce
Trunk Diameter: 41 inches / 105 centimeters
Location on Campus: Innovation Park 1
Photographer: William R. Graves
Date of Photograph: July 6, 2017

 

European white elm (Ulmus laevis)

USU 178" Ulmus laevis 2nd largest tree on campus Botanical Name: Ulmus laevis
Common Name: European white elm
Trunk Diameter: 57 inches / 145 centimeters
Note: 2nd largest tree on campus
Location on Campus: bottom of Old Main Hill near the southwest corner
Photographer: William R. Graves
Date of Photograph: July 6, 2017

 

eastern cottonwood  (Populus deltoides)

USU 216" Cottonwood W Old Main Largest Tree on Campus Botanical Name: Populus deltoides
Common Name: eastern cottonwood
Trunk Diameter: 69 inches / 175 centimeters
Note: largest tree on campus
Location on Campus: west of Old Main, at the bottom of the hill
Photographer: William R. Graves
Date of Photograph: July 6, 2017

 

Austrian pine grove planted 1915, (Pinus nigra)

USU Austrian Pine grove Planted 1915 - Historical Photo Botanical Name: Pinus nigra
Common Name: Austrian pine
Location on Campus: southwest of Old Main, about halfway down the hill
Photographer: William R. Graves
Date of Photograph: July 6, 2017

 

ponderosa pine planted circa 1965 by Bob Hope

USU Ponderosa Pine planted cira 1965 by Bob Hope Botanical Name: Pinus ponderosa
Common Name: ponderosa pine
Location on Campus: southwest of the Biology and Natural Resources Building
Photographer: William R. Graves
Date of Photograph: July 6, 2017