Trees on Campus

From the majestic, champion Maidenhair (Ginkgo biloba) to the graceful, rosy Flowering Cherry (Prunus serrulata 'Kwanzan'), the trees on the Bryn Mawr campus are an integral and inspiring dimension of the campus experience for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. 

There are a few different ways to encounter and engage with the trees:

  • Come to campus, pick up a Tree Tour brochure at the front desk of the Gateway Building, and wander through the beautiful campus grounds using the brochure as a guide. Every tree on the tour has been labeled with the common name, Latin name, and a QR code that connects to the links below.
  • Visit the Living Campus map, which provides GPS coordinates and donor information for select trees (as well as benches and other campus features).
  • Visit (and revisit as the seasons change) the links below​.

American Beech (Fagus grandifolia)
American Holly (Ilex opaca)
American Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis)
Amur Corktree: Champion Tree (Phellodendron amurense)
Atlas Cedar (Cedrus atlantica)
Austrian Pine (Pinus nigra)
Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum)
Blue Spruce (Picea pungens)
Burr Oak (Quercus macrocarpa)
Chinese Stewartia (Stewartia sinensis)
Common Beech (Fagus sylvatica)
Common Blackgum (Nyssa sylvatica)
Copper Beech: Champion Tree (Fagus sylvatica 'Atropunicea')
European Larch (Larix decidua)
Fastigiate Maidenhair (Ginkgo biloba 'Fastigiata')
Flowering Cherry (Prunus serrulata 'Kwanzan')
Higan Cherry (Prunus subhirtella 'Autumnalis')
Hinoki Cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa)
Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)
Japanese Cedar (Cryptomeria japonica)
Japanese Falsecypress (Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Plumosa')
Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum)
Japanese Pagoda Tree (Styphnolobium japonicum)
Katsura Tree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum)
Maidenhair Tree: Champion Tree (Ginkgo biloba)
Mazzard Cherry: Champion Tree (Prunus avium)
Norway Spruce (Picea abies)
Pendant Silver Linden (Tilia petiolaris)
Red Oak (Quercus rubra)
Red Pine (Pinus resinosa)
Scotch Elm: Champion Tree (Ulmus glabra)
Sourwood (Oxydendrum arboreum)
Star Magnolia (Magnolia stellata)
Sweetgum Tree (Liquidambar styraciflua)
Thornless Honey Locust (Gleditsia triacanthos 'Inermis')
Weeping Beech (Fagus sylvatica 'Pendula')
Weeping Hemlock: Champion Tree (Tsuga canadensis 'Pendula')
Weeping Higan Cherry (Prunus subhirtella 'Pendula')
White Oak (Quercus alba)
Willow Oak (Quercus phellos)
Yellowwood (Cladrastis kentukea)

Photography by Michael Press and Aaron Windhorst. Descriptions by Sophia Abbott, Jessica Arbon '14, Amanda Beardall '14, Mary Biggs '15, Jeremy Blatchley, Grace Chung '15, Stephanie Clarke '14, Ashleigh Davila '14, Dawn DiGiovanni, Michael Dirr, Genesis Feliz '15, Eleanor Frye '14, Megan Gallagher, Jae Hyun Ha '15, Nancy Halli '71, Kathy De La Hoz, Elizabeth LeMay '15, Charlotte McConaghy '15, Sammy Silbert '15, Ellen Stroud, Amelia Lee Zhi Yi.