The ETSU Arboretum
Tours of the Arboretum

Two self-guided walking tours are currently available in interpretive brochures for the Arboretum. These tours consist of a numbered list of trees, short descriptions of the trees, and a map with corresponding numbers to locate each tree.

•A Walking Tour of Coniferous Trees on the Campus of East Tennessee State University

1. Chamaecyparis pisifera

Sawara False Cypress

2. Abies fraseri Frasier Fir or Southern Balsam Fir
3. Chamaecyparis pisifera “Boulevard” Sawara False Cypress cultivar
4. Pinus mugo Mugo or Dwarf Pine
5. Cephalotaxus harringtonia Japanese Plum Yew
6. Thuja occidentalis “Emerald Green” Tree of Life or Arborvitae
7. Pseudolarix decidua False or Golden Larch
8. Cunnnghamia lanceolata Chinese Fir
9. Cryptomeria japonica “Yoshino” Cryptomeria
10. Juniperus virginiana Eastern Red Cedar
11. Tsuga canadensis Eastern Hemlock
12. Metasequoia glyptostroboides Dawn Redwood
13. Larix decidua European Larch
14. Taxodium distichum Baldcypress
15. Taxus x media Yew
16. Juniperus deppeana “McFetters” Alligator Juniper cultivar
17. Picea abies Norway Spruce
18. Picea pungens Colorado Blue Spruce
19. Pinus strobus White Pine

•A Walking Tour of Noteworthy Trees on the Campus of East Tennessee State University

1. Quercus alba

White Oak

2. Caltalpa bignonioides Southern Catalpa
3. Salix matsudana var. tortuosa Corkscrew Willow
4. Magnolia grandiflora Southern Magnolia
5. Cladrastis lutea Yellowwood
6. Tilia cordata Small-Leaf Linden
7. Ginkgo biloba Ginkgo
8. Platanus occidentalis Sycamore
9. Fraxinus americana White Ash
10. Quercus rubra Northern Red Oak
11. Cedrela sinensis Toona Tree
12. Gymnocladus dioica Kentucky Coffeetree
13. Koelreuteria paniculata Goldenrain Tree
14. Liriodendron chinense Chinese Tulip Poplar
15. Quercus palustris Pin Oak
16. Gleditsia triacanthos Honeylocust
17. Liriodendron tulipifera Tulip Poplar
18. Cercidiphyllum japonicum Katsura Tree
19. Acer saccharum Sugar Maple
20. Fagus grandifolia American Beech
21. Ulmus parviflora Lacebark or Chinese Elm
22. Aesculus hippocastanum Horsechestnut

•In the Works:

Tree Giants (brochure)

Memorial Trees at the ETSU Arboretum (brochure)

“Non-Visual Identification of Coniferous Trees” Audio Tour (brochure and CD)

Free brochures can be picked up in the Department of Biological Sciences office, Room 114, Brown Hall; Culp University Center Office, 2nd Floor; Culp University Center Study Lounge; Reece Museum; Admissions Office, 106 Dossett Hall; Information Desk, 2nd Floor, Dossett Hall; Public Safety Building; the Center for Appalachian Studies and Services office, 209 Warf-Pickel Hall; and in the Sherrod Library at the Reference Desk. Or contact Dr. Tim McDowell (contact information below) for copies for you or your group.

Guided tours for educational groups with Arboretum representatives can be arranged by contacting Dr. Tim McDowell (contact information below).

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ETSU Arboretum
Department of Biological Sciences
Box 70703
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City TN 37614

Tim McDowell
(423) 439-8635