Trees of the University of North Carolina Campus
Thanks to the efforts of Patrick Brandt, Director of Science, Training, and Diversity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, we are pleased to provide this online map with photos and information on trees of the UNC-CH campus—a campus known and appreciated for its trees. This self-guided tour of the arboreal heritage of UNC's Chapel Hill campus can either be enjoyed from the comfort of your home/office computer or as a smart phone-enabled walking tour. The tour is paper-free and uses Google Maps to point out the locations of over 100 species of trees. There are more than 300 photos of the actual trees taken on site, plus links in the notes section that provide species-specific information from Wikipedia. On a slow connection it may take a few seconds to load all the pins. Almost all trees are identified with metal plaques at their base or on their trunk.
Brandt developed the tour from an 80-page guide, "Noble Grove: A walking Tour of Campus Trees," written by Michael Dirr, nationally known horticulturist and professor emeritus of horticulture at the University of Georgia. This book is available for purchase at the Garden's Gift Shop and at UNC Student Stores.
Published on November 30, 2011 at 10:44:42 am.