Butler Campus Tree Walk

Sugar maple Sugar maple leaves


 Hackberry Fall beech tree Ohio buckeye


Welcome to the Butler Campus Tree Walk. The Butler University campus is a wooded oasis in an urban setting. A variety of natural areas that are remnants of plant communities characteristic of presettlement central Indiana still remain.

The following pages describe 30 tree species of interest on campus and provides a map for a tour. Each page features photographs and information about the tree to aid in identification. 

Maps and brochures may also be obtained by calling the Herbarium at 940-9413 or 940-8302 or e-mail a request to mmoore@butler.edu. Photos of tree walk by Marcia Moore, Friesner Herbarium Assistant.

Photographs may not be copied or used in any other manner without obtaining permission from the photographer.


Index to Trees on the Butler Tree Walk

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American beech (Fagus grandifolia)
Black cherry (Prunus serotina)
Black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia)
Black walnut (Juglans nigra)
Catalpa (Catalpa speciosa)
Common hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)
Dawn redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides)
Devil's Walkingstick (Aralia spinosa)
Eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)
Eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis)
Eastern white pine (Pinus strobus)
Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida)
Ginko (Ginkgo biloba)
Goldenraintree (Koelreuteria paniculata)
Hawthorn (Crataegus sp.) 




Honey locust (Gleditsia tricanthos)

Linden, Basswood (Tilia sp.)

Bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa)

Northern red oak (Quercus rubra)

White oak (Quercus alba)

Ohio buckeye (Aesculus glabra)

Osage orange, Hedge apple (Maclura pomifera)

River birch (Betula nigra)

Sugar maple (Acer saccharum)

Sweet gum (Liquidambar styraciflua)

Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis)

Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima) - This tree is a native to China and is considered highly invasive.  It grows very quickly and produces many seeds thus it is illegal now to plant it in Indianapolis.

Tuliptree (Liriodendron tulipifera)

White ash (American ash) (Fraxinus americana)

White mulberry (Morus alba)