PFD Miami

Take the Western Tree Walk

Prerequisite: "The Purpose of the Lower Pond" outdoor interpretive sign (4 of 4)

As you walk in the Western Campus area, you are experiencing a vision started by the Western College, and adopted by Miami University in 1974. Important in the development of these lovely grounds is the preservation and protectioin of the magnificent trees and the many beds of flowers and shrubs. The planners have designed the buildings and their locations so that there are picturesque scenes all over campus. As you walk through the campus and appreciate its beauty, please help keep it clean and beautiful for others to enjoy for years to come.

Click on the numbered dots in the map above to identify tree species and learn, or match the number with the list below. Numbers coincide with numbered posts by trees of interest along the walk (please note: some posts missing due to recent construction; use proximity and descriptions provided to id currently unmarked trees). Click here for an enlarged printable version of the Western Tree Walk PDF.

8. River Birch 29. Common Horsechestnut
9. Red Maple 32. Red Maple
10. Ohio Buckeye 33. Honey Locust
12. Winterking Hawthorn 34. Osage Orange
15. English Oak 35. Japanese Tree Lilac
16. Austrian Pine 36. Amur Corktree
17. Columnar English Oak 37. Weeping Beech
18. Common Horsechestnut 38. Kousa Dogwood
19. Bur Oak 39. Cornelian Cherry Dogwood
20. White Ash 40. Eastern White Pine
21. Black Locust 41. Canadian Hemlock
22. Chinkapin Oak 42. Flowering Dogwood
23. Weeping Willow 43. Bitternut Hickory
24. White Oak 44. Sycamore
25. Common Hackberry 45. White Pine
26. European Beech 46. Common Hackberry
28. Indian Magic Crabapple * Butterfly Garden

Interested in learning more about trees on Miami's expansive campus? Check out the Central Campus Tree Walk and the Formal Gardens Tree Walk.