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Campus Trees, Inventory, and Map

Autumn trees on the Drillfield

Autumn trees on the Drillfield

Interwoven into the campus landscape, among the daily activities of students and employees and the memories of proud alumni, are the more than 10,000 trees across the Virginia Tech's Blacksburg campus.

Like Hokie Stone-clad buildings, trees are enduring symbols of pride for the university community ⁠— steadfast, scenic, and integral to sustainability.

The campus tree inventory map includes identifying information for over 11,400 trees across the Virginia Tech campus, including tree type, species and origin details, height, and more. There are around 230 different tree species in the campus tree inventory.

All members of the university are invited to interact with the map and utilize for academic purposes. 

Campus Tree Inventory and Interactive Map
 


 

University Arborist and Engagement Opportunities

Get engaged with Virginia Tech's trees:

  • Get to know University Arborist Jamie King.
  • Branching Out video series: Jamie King explores campus trees, discusses the Urban Forestry Program, demonstrates the do's and don'ts of urban tree mulching, and even shows off one Virginia Tech's secret trees.

Latest Virginia Tech News about Trees

Blue spruce tree in front of Burruss Hall to be removed

July 2021: Burruss Hall tree removal and replacement

Virginia Tech earns 13th Tree Campus USA recognition

June 2021: Tree lost to weather in Old Growth Forest

Campus trees help train the next generation of arboriculturists

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Assessment of safety, health of Old Growth Forest underway

Historic Smithfield Plantation Merry Oak claimed by storm

Trees of Virginia Tech hold an important place on campus

Tree preservation gets a boost with new university arborist


 

Doodle of tree planting along Alumni Mall
Tree planting along Alumni Mall in spring 2021. Doodle by Steven White for Virginia Tech.

Have a question for the University Arborist? Interested in collaborating?