Skip to content

University of Utah Tree Tour

The University of Utah is the State Arboretum.


In 1930, Dr. Walter P. Cottam, co-founder of The Nature Conservancy and chairman of the Botany Department at the University of Utah, began using campus land for plant research. For more than 30 years, he evaluated plants to determine their adaptability to our region.

In 1961, the Utah State Legislature formally recognized Cottam’s impressive collection by designating the University's campus landscape as the State Arboretum. The original legislation mandated that the Arboretum "provide resources and facilities for cultivating a greater knowledge and public appreciation for the trees and plants around us, as well as those growing in remote sections of the country and world."

  Google Maps Interactive Tree Tour


Ash

Flowering Ash (Manna Ash)
German Ash
Green Ash
Velvet Ash (Dixie White Ash)
White Ash

Beech

European Beech
Tricolor Beech
Weeping European Beech

Birch

Paper Birch
Western Red Birch (Water Birch)

Catalpa

Northern Catalpa (Western Catalpa)
Umbrella Catalpa

Cedar

Blue Atlas Cedar
Incense-cedar
Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar

Cherry and Plum

Chokecherry
Japanese Flowering Cherry
Purpleleaf Plum

Chitalpa

Chitalpa

Coffee Tree

Kentucky Coffeetree

CorkTree

Amur CorkTree

Crabapple

Flowering Crabapple

Dawn Redwood

Dawn Redwood

Douglas Fir

Douglas-fir

Elm

American Elm
Lacebark (Chinese Elm)

False Cypress

Lawson Falsecypress
Weeping Nootka Falsecypress

Filbert

Contorted Filbert (Harry Lauder's Walkingstick)

Fir

Algerian Fir
White Fir

Ginkgo

Ginkgo (Maidenhair Tree)

Goldenchain Tree

Goldenchain Tree

Goldenrain Tree

Goldenrain Tree

Hackberry

Common Hackberry

Hawthorn

Cockspur Hawthorn
English Hawthorn
Lavalle Hawthorn
Washington Hawthorn

Honeylocust

Honeylocust

Hornbeam

European Hornbeam

Horsechestnut or Buckeye

European Horsechestnut
Ohio Buckeye
Red Horsechestnut
Yellow Horsechestnut (Sweet Buckeye)

Japanese Lilac Tree

Japanese Lilac Tree

Juniper

Rocky Mountain Juniper

Linden

American Linden
Littleleaf European Linden

Locust

Purple Robe Locust

Magnolia

Saucer Magnolia
Southern Magnolia
Star Magnolia

Maple

Amur Maple
Bigtooth Maple (Canyon Maple)
Freeman Maple
Hedge Maple
Japanese Maple
Norway Maple
Paperbark Maple
Rocky Mountain Maple
Sycamore Maple
Tatarian Maple

Mimosa

Mimosa (Silktree)

Mountain Ash

European Mountain-ash (Rowan Ash)

Mulberry

White Mulberry

Oak

Bur Oak
Columnar English Oak
Cork Oak
Eastern Red Oak
Gambel or Scrub Oak
Mongolian Oak

Osage Orange

Osage-Orange

Pagoda Tree

Japanese Pagoda Tree

Pea Tree/Shrub

Dwarf Siberian Pea Tree

Pear

Ornamental Flowering Pear

Pine

Austrian Pine
Bosnian Pine
Bristlecone Pine
Himalayan or Bhutan Pine
Lacebark Pine
Limber Pine
Pinyon Pine
Ponderosa Pine
Scotch Pine

Poplar

Quaking Aspen

Redbud

Eastern Redbud

Rubber Tree

Hardy Rubber Tree

Sequoia

Giant Sequoia

Serviceberry

Serviceberry

Smoketree

Common Smoketree

Spruce

Blue Spruce
Oriental Spruce
Weeping Norway Spruce

Sumac

Staghorn Sumac

Sweetgum

American Sweetgum

Sycamore

London Planetree (Sycamore)

Tulip Tree

Tulip Tree or Yellow Poplar

Viburnum

Doublefile Viburnum

Yellowwood

American Yellowwood

Zelkova

Japanese Zelkova

Last Updated: 3/7/22