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Walking Trail Showcases NDSU's Trees

North Dakota State University's students, faculty, alumni and visitors will be able to get a close-up look at the diversity of trees on campus.

North Dakota State University's students, faculty, alumni and visitors will be able to get a close-up look at the diversity of trees on campus.

NDSU Facilities Management Department staff and Dale Herman, professor emeritus in NDSU's Plant Sciences Department, have developed a walking trail through the Campus Arboretum. The 1.8-mile trail takes walkers past 66 trees south of Centennial Boulevard. The trail's creators plan to develop another trail for trees north of Centennial Boulevard.

"Nearly 200 new species and cultivated varieties have been planted on the campus in recent years," Herman says. "An application also has been submitted for designation of NDSU as a Tree Campus USA."

Anyone taking the trail can pick up a tour guide with a map showing the location of the featured trees and a description of each one. The trail is color coded and each tree is identified by number. The state symbol in front of a description indicates the tree is native to North Dakota.

Tour guides are available from the Bison Card Office at the NDSU Memorial Union and the customer service desk at the Wallman Wellness Center. The guide also is available online at www.ag.ndsu.edu/plantsciences/projects/arboretum.

The walking trail starts north of the Memorial Union on the northeast side of the Family Life Center.

A Student Government Improvement Grant helped fund this project.

Note: Dale Herman retired in 2010.  For more information on the walking trail, please contact Todd West, current woody plant improvement project leader, at (701) 231-6476 or todd.p.west@ndsu.edu.

Walking Trail Guide (8.5" x 11" pdf, 469kb)

Walking Trail Guide (booklet set-up pdf, 414kb)

NDSU Agriculture Communication
Source: Dale Herman, (701) 231-8477, dale.herman@ndsu.edu
Source: Martin Shervey, (701) 231-8858, martin.shervey@ndsu.edu
Editor: Ellen Crawford, (701) 231-5391, ellen.crawford@ndsu.edu


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