Campus Tree Requests

Please use the table below to view a list of the trees we would like to add to the UMass Amherst aboretum. Sort the columns by clicking on the table headers, use the search to filter the results, and use the buttons above the table to export to Excel, PDF, or to print from your browser. Click on the Common Name to view a picture, then click anywhere to close the image.

Common Name Genus Species/Cultivar Priority Req. Notes
Yellow Birch Betula alleghaniensis High JA -
Black Birch Betula lenta - JA -
Gray Birch Betula populifolia - JA -
Shagbark Hickory Carya ovata High JA -
Butternut Juglans cinerea - JA -
Black Walnut Juglans nigra - JA -
Tuliptree Liriodendron tulipifera High JA -
Black Oak Quercus velutina High JA -
Eastern Redbud Cercis canadensis High JA -
White Fringetree Chionanthus virginicus High JA -
Common Persimmon Diospyros virginiana High JA -
Hoptree Ptelea trifoliata - JA -
Wafer Ash Ptelea trifoliata - JA -
Hedge Maple Acer campestre High JA -
Kentucky Coffeetree Gymnocladus dioica - JA -
Panicled Goldenraintree Koelreuteria paniculata - JA -
English Oak Quercus robur High JA -
Quaking Aspen Populus tremuloides High JA -
Sweetgum Liquidambar styraciflua High JA -
Black Tupelo Nyssa sylvatica High JA -
Easten Poplar Populus deltoides - JA -
Swamp White Oak Quercus bicolor - JA -
White Fir Abies concolor - JA -
Common Horsechestnut Aesculus hippocastanum High JA -
Saucer Magnolia Magnolia × soulangeana High JA -
Higan Cherry Prunus subhirtella High JA -
European Mountain Ash Sorbus aucuparia High JA -
Japanese Stewartia Stewartia pseudocamellia - JA -
Japanese Cryptomeria Cryptomeria japonica - JA -
Hinoki Falsecypress Chamaecyparis obtusa - JA -
White Spruce Picea glauca - JA -
Common Douglasfir Pseudotsuga menziesii - JA -
Japanese Cherry Prunus serrulata - BKO Many current cherries are end of life
Korean Fir Abies koreana - BKO Cary Award
Mexican Pinyon Pinus cembroides - BKO Trees SE of Library bad shape
Scarlet Oak Quercus coccinea - BKO Excellent Urban Tree
Macedonian Pine Pinus peuce - BKO -
Crabapple Malus 'Prairie Fire' - BKO Order scab resistant varieties
Amur maackia Maackia amurensis - BKO Rare tree
Japanese Tree Lilac Syringa reticulate - BKO -
Oriental Spruce Picea orientalis 'Skylands' - BKO Cary Award
Rhododendron Rhododendron 'Westons Sparkler' - BKO Cary Award, New
Father Hugo Rose Rosa xanthina forma hugonis - BKO -
Labrador Tea Ledum latifolium - BKO Rare, interesting shrub. One N of South College
Rose Knockout Rosa 'Knock Out' - BKO "Absolutely sold on this series"
Common Snowberry Symphoricarpis albus - BKO None on campus
Adam's Needle Yucca filamentosa - BKO Yucca over steam lines - so far so good but no hard data. Grad student project?
Cucumber Tree Magnolia acuminata - BKA -
Japanese Stewartia Stewartia pseudocamellia - BKA -
Franklin tree Franklinia altamaha - BKA Needs shelter, not vigorous.
Chestnut Oak Quercus prinus - BKA -
Willow Oak Quercus phellos - BKA Zone 6. Probably not hardy here even in sheltered microclimate.
Russian Arborvitae Microbiota decussita - JA East Curry Hicks
Purple Beautyberry Callicarpa dichotoma - JA North Baker Dorm, S Sudent Union
Oak-Leaved Hydrangea Hydrangea quercifolia - JA "Lots" (?)
Sycamore Maple Acer pseudoplatanus - JA One by Metawampe but will probably be lost
Chinese Juniper Juniperis chinensis - JA "Plants to find"
Virginia Creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia - JA "Plants to find"
Japanese Creeper Parthenocissus tricuspidata - JA "Plants to find"
Box Elder Acer negundo - JA "Plants to find"
Baby's Breath Spirea Spiraea thunbergii - JA "Plants to find"
Bumald Spirea Spiraea bumalda - JA "Plants to find"
Colorado Spruce Picea pungens - JA Was at W side campus center
Pitch Pine Pinus rigida - JA Was between Chapel and S College
Austrian Pine Pinus nigra - JA Was in front of Student Union
Wintergreen Barberry Berberis julianae - JA -
Cutleaf Stephanandra Stephanandra incisa - JA Was at Hicks, NW corner
Beautybush Kolkwitzia amabalis - JA Was at Skinner
Japanese Barberry Berberis thunbergii - JA Was SE from East Exp Station
Canaan Fir Abies koreana - RL Screening tree
Weeping Silver Fir Abies alba 'Pendula' - RL Contorted and picturesque with age
White Fir Abies concolor - RL Native western species
Hedge Maple Acer campestre - RL Street tree
Hornbeam Maple Acer carpinifolium - RL Unusual maple, vase shaped
David Maple Acer davidii - RL Striped green and white bark
Girard's Hybrid Paperbark Maple Acer Griseum x maximowiczianum - RL Pest free summer foliage tree for all seasons
State Street® Miyabe Maple Acer miyabei 'State Street' - RL Useful as a shade or street tree, tolerance for heat, drought, salt and pollution.
Bloodgood Japanese Maple Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood' - RL -
Katsura Japanese Maple Acer palmatum 'Katsura' - RL Small spaces large patio containers.
Seiryu Laceleaf Maple Acer palmatum 'Dissectum Seiryu' - RL Upright growing form of Dissectum
Moosewood or Striped Maple Acer pensylvanicum - RL Small native woodland garden
Tatarian Maple Acer tataricum - RL Patio tree
White Tigress Maple Acer tegmentosum 'White Tigress' - RL Striking white vertical stripes, eastern exposure or as an understory tree
Three Flowered Maple Acer triflorum - RL Distinctive golden brown fissured and peeling bark
Chinese Horsechestnut Aesculus chinensis - RL Disease tolerant, specimen lost in storm
Double White Horsechestnut Aesculus hippocastanum 'Baumannii' - RL -
Red Buckeye Aesculus pavia - RL -
Ruby Red Flowered Horsechestnut Aesculus x carnea 'Briotii' - RL Disease-free foliage, need to replace
Silk Tree or Mimosa Albizia julibrissin - RL Proven hardy in landscape
Italian Alder Alnus cordata - RL Pond tree, Unique woody egg-shaped fruits remain all winter.
Hazel or Smooth Alder Alnus serrulata - RL Native plantings, damp areas
Alleghany Serviceberry Amelanchier
laevis - RL Native.
Japanese Angelica-tree Aralia elata - RL 21/2' around giving the plant a tropical feel, flowers appear in August.
Common Pawpaw Asimina triloba - RL Interesting native tree
Yellow Birch Betula alleghaniensis - RL Native, interesting bark, governors drive.
Whitespire Birch Betula populifolia 'Whitespire' - RL Resistant to the Bronze Birch Borer native species, replace stadium trees.
Walker Siberian Pea Shrub Caragana arborescens 'Walkeri' - RL Weeping branches, very fine cut, fern-like foliage. Well adapted to drought and poor conditions.
Pyramidal European Hornbeam Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata' - RL Heat and drought resistant.
Weeping European Hornbeam Carpinus betulus 'Pendula' - RL Artistic garden accent.
Musclewood or American Hornbeam Carpinus caroliniana - RL Tolerant of wet soils. Native, specimens getting old.
Shellbark Hickory Carya lacinosa - RL Floodplains and bottomlands, stadium south west.
Shagbark Hickory Carya ovata - RL Floodplains and bottomlands, stadium south west specimen lost to construction.
Chinese Chestnut Castanea mollissima - RL Damaged in storm, water tower
Northern Catalpa Catapla speciosa - RL Specimens getting old. Adaptable to difficult areas, wet or dry, hot or cold.
Purple Leaved Catalpa Catapla x erubescens 'Purpurea' - RL Color accent in the landscape.
Common Hackberry Celtis occidentalis - RL Adaptable to almost any soil conditions and pH. Native.
Amazing Grace Weeping Katsura Tree Cercidphyllum japonicum 'Amazing Grace' - RL Looks like blue-green water cascading over rocks.
Morioka Weeping Katsura Tree Cercidphyllum japonicum 'Morioka Weeping' - RL Keeps a central leader
Katsura Tree Cercidphyllum japonicum - RL Replacements for campus center.
Lavender Twist® Redbud Cercis canadensis 'Covey' - RL -
White Eastern Redbud Cercis canadensis v. alba - RL Hardiest forms of redbud. South N S B protect from north wind.
Hinoki False Cypress Chamaecyparis obtusa - RL Protected from the heat of late afternoon sun. Screen instead of pine.
Yellowwood Cladrastis kentukea - RL Native to eastern U.S. Most specimens lost to construction.
Pagoda Dogwood Cornus alternifolia - RL Specimens damaged in construction.
Lemon Drops™ Dogwood Cornus drummondii 'Lemon Drops' - RL Native.
White Flowering Dogwood Cornus florida - RL Native, some lost to storm & construction.
Milky Way Dogwood Cornus kousa chinensis 'Milky Way' - RL Spreading. Whitmore west entrance.
Chinese Dogwood Cornus kousa chinensis - RL Narrow upright, exfoliating bark removed in Hasbrouck construction.
Japanese Cornel Dogwood Cornus officianalis - RL Showy bark brown, orange and gray.
Kristin Lipka's Variegated Weeper Cornus kousa - RL Strongly weeping form variegated.
Pink Chinese Dogwood Cornus kousa 'Satomi' - RL -
Turkish Filbert Corylus colurna - RL Adaptable to adverse conditions, street tree.
Crusader™ Hawthorn Crataegus curs-galli f. intermis 'Crusader' - RL Thornless. Disease resistant, native plant.
Washington Hawthorn Crataegus phaenopyrum - RL Removed by construction & storms. Native.
Golden Delight Persimmon Diospyros virginiana 'Golden Delight' - RL Native eastern species. Holdsworth.
Hardy Rubber Tree Eucommia ulmoides - RL Survived 5 construction projects.
Korean Evodia Evodia daniellii - RL White flowers appear in August. Prefers a moist, well-drained fertile soil, sun.
American Beech Fagus grandifolia - RL Some lost to construction aged specimens need to be replaced.
Rosepink European Beech Fagus sylvatica 'Roseomarginata' - RL -
Franklinia or Franklin Tree Franklinia alatamaha - RL Requires a moist, acidic, well-drained soil camellia-like flowers from August through October
Fairmount Ginkgo Ginkgo biloba 'Fairmount' - RL Narrow upright, habit A, male seedless clone, some lost to construction & storms.
Skyline™ Honeylocust Gleditsia triacanthos f. inermis 'Skyline' - RL Pyramidal form, native, shade or street tree.
Kentucky Coffeetree Gymnocladus dioicus - RL Adaptable to adverse conditions. Sun. Ohio native.
Arnold Pink Silverbell Halesia carolina 'Arnold Pink' - RL Native, rose pink flowers rich, well drained soil.
Seven Son Flower Heptacodium miconioides - RL September bloom, 4 season interest.
Sea Buckthorn Hippophae rhamnoides - RL Salt, dry soil, winter fruit, highway use where salt spray is a problem.
Carpathian English Walnut Juglans regia - RL Wild life food tree, hardy to -34 degrees, orchard hill.
Castor-aralia Kalopanax pictus - RL Tropical look, august flower, one on campus damaged by construction,
Rose Lantern Golden Rain Tree Koelreuteria paniculata 'Rose Lantern' - RL Dry soil heat, buildings in place of most, flowers in late August
Japanese Larch Larix kaempferi - RL New plantings need replacements.
American Larch Larix laricina - RL Tolerant of moist soil. Native.
Sweetgum Liquidambar styraciflua - RL Lost to storms. Native.
Tuliptree Liriodendron tulipifera - RL Fast growing pyramidal form for a large area.
Starburst Maackia Maackia amurensis 'Starburst' - RL Adapts to adverse conditions, street tree, white flower clusters in mid-summer.
Whiteshield Osage Orange Maclura pomifera 'Whiteshield' - RL no fruit, tough, pest free, poor soil
Butterflies Magnolia Magnolia x 'Butterflies' - RL yellow flowers Attractive foliage all summer
Oyama Magnolia Magnolia sieboldii - RL three month flowering, replacements Boyden
Sweetbay Magnolia Magnolia virginiana - RL replace Whitmore courtyard, Native to eastern U.S white flowers, June-September
Cucumbertree Magnolia Magnolia acuminata - RL replacement for stadium magnolia. Native
Redbud Crab Malus zumi 'Calocarpa' - RL Disease resistant white flowers
Adam's Crab Malus 'Adams' - RL Disease resistant. Pink flowers
Bob White Crab Malus 'Bob White' - RL persistent yellow fruits, disease resistant white flowers
Sugar Tyme® Crab Malus 'Sugar Tyme' - RL Disease resistant white flowers red fruit
Jack Frost Dawn Redwood Metasequoia glyptostroboides - RL 'Jack Frost'
Dawn Redwood Metasequoia glyptostroboides - RL  
Zydeco Twist Black Gum Nyssa sylvatica 'Zydeco Twist' - RL central leader, branches twist
Black Gum Nyssa sylvatica - RL Native.
American Hophornbeam Ostrya virginiana - RL Useful in dry locations, street tree, winter interest, native
Sourwood Oxydendron arboreum - RL flowers in July-August Native
Weeping Norway Spruce Picea abies 'Pendula' - RL -
Norway Spruce Picea abies - RL on campus specimens in decline
Weeping White Spruce Picea glauca 'Pendula' - RL native doorway plant
Korean Spruce Picea koraiensis - RL something to replace hemlock
Colorado Spruce Picea pungens - RL Native to the Western U.S
Colorado Blue Spruce Picea pungens forma glauca - RL Native to the Western U.S campus trees lost to storms & construction
Jack Pine Pinus banksiana - RL Adaptable to a wide range of soils Native lost to construction
Lacebark Pine Pinus bungeana - RL well drained sites in a sunny location, good specimen tree, often multi-stemmed
Swiss Stone Pine Pinus cembra - RL specimen or mass. Slow growing
Dragon's Eye Pine Pinus densiflora 'Oculus-draconis' - RL class tree replacement
Weeping White Pine Pinus strobus 'Pendula' - RL native
Bonna Scotch Pine Pinus sylvestris 'Bonna' - RL blue Scotch Pine
Scotch Pine Pinus sylvestris - RL lost to contractors & old age
Bloodgood London Planetree Platanus x acerifolia 'Bloodgood' - RL shows resistance to anthracnose, Adaptable to adverse soil conditions, heat, drought and city conditions
Chinese Pearlbloom Poliothyrsis sinensis - RL Try something rare and different! summer blooming protected eastern exposure
Kwanzan Cherry Prunus serrulata 'Kwanzan' - RL double pink flowers
Flowering Cherry Prunus subhirtella - RL -
Snowgoose Cherry Prunus serrulata 'Snowgoose' - RL exhibits higher disease and insect resistance than most Prunus species
Graceful Grace Douglas Fir Pseudotsuga menziesii 'Graceful Grace' - RL very upright branchlets hang native Western doorway tree
Douglas Fir Pseudotsuga menziesii - RL native Rocky Mountain strain.
Caucasian Wingnut Pterocarya fraxinifolia - RL alternate to ash
Aristocrat Pear Pyrus calleryana 'Aristocrat' - RL open branch habit
White Oak Quercus alba - RL many lost in construction, others past prime, native tree for large areas
Swamp White Oak Quercus bicolor - RL eventual replacement of specimen, native, poor, drained soils as well as upland sites
Cut-Leaf Japanese Emperor Oak Quercus dentata 'Pinnatifida' - RL doorway plant slow growing tree that will not likely outgrow its place
Chestnut Oak Quercus prinus - RL harsh landscape conditions such as parking lot islands Native
Columnar English Oak Quercus robur 'Fastigiata' - RL many lost to construction, narrow shape, urban tolerance doorway tree
Black Oak Quercus velutina - RL tolerates poor dry soils, large areas for shade
Bristly Locust Robinia hispida - RL colony plant, pink flowers
Twisty Baby™ Black Locust Robinia pseudoacacia 'Lacy Lady' - RL excellent small specimen
Coral Embers Willow Salix alba 'Britzensis' - RL orange-red stems and twigs in winter shrub by cutting to the ground annually
Silky Willow Salix alba 'Sericea' - RL silver-leaved willow, Native.
Weeping Pagoda Tree Sophora japonica 'Pendula' - RL small, weeping tree
Regent Scholar Tree Sophora japonica 'Regent' - RL Tolerates a wide variety of conditions, green bark, campus trees damaged in storms
Japanese Stewartia Stewartia pseudocamellia - RL flowers mid summer, exfoliating bark, lost in construction
American Snowbell Styrax americanus - RL Native to southeastern U.S
Japanese Snowbell Styrax japonica - RL combine with azalea, kalmia and rhododendron
Japanese Tree Lilac Syringa reticulata - RL lost in construction
Bald Cypress Taxodium distichum - RL thrives in wet , pyramidal tree
American Sentry™ Linden Tilia americana 'American Sentry' - RL native, narrow, upright pyramidal habit need replacements
Greenspire® Linden Tilia cordata 'Greenspire' - RL symmetrical pyramid
American Elm R18-2 Ulmus Americana 'R18-2' - RL Resistance to Dutch Elm disease, vase shape and vigor of the species, need replacements
Camperdown Elm Ulmus glabra 'Camperdownii' - RL weeping specimen
Accolade™ Elm Ulmus japonica x wilsoniana 'Accolade' - RL Similar to American Elm, need replacements, resistance to Dutch elm disease
Lacebark Elm Ulmus parviflora - RL Insect and disease resistant, mottled bark exfoliates in multi-colored patterns, lost to construction
Regal Elm Ulmus x 'Regal' - RL Strong central leader, wide range of soil conditions