Sacred Trees

Student Althea Gunther ’12 talks about sacred trees. The Julia Thompson Smith Chapel is the newest building on campus. Though the college is still related to the Presbyterian Church, this chapel belongs to people of all faiths. Those who enter … Continue reading

Forest Succession

  From the perspective of a pioneer tree, this grassy lawn is an opportunity. Nearby pioneer species include tulip poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera, right in front of you), loblolly pine (Pinus taeda, diagonally across the quad, on its northwest corner), and … Continue reading

Georgia Trees

The northwest corner of the campus is Georgia in miniature. More than 30 tree species grow here, including such Georgia natives as sassafras (Sassafras albidum), persimmon (Diospyros virginiana), overcup oak (Quercus lyrata), water oak (Quercus nigra), American hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana), … Continue reading