Arbor Day 2021

Arbor Day Celebration – April 30, 2021

While most holidays celebrate something that has already happened and is worth remembering, Arbor Day represents a hope for the future. The simple act of planting and nurturing a tree represents a belief that the tree will grow to provide us with clean air and water, cooling shade, habitat for wildlife, healthier communities, and endless natural beauty — all for a better tomorrow.

We conducted a tree inventory on our Brentwood campus in May 2019. All of the tree information was recorded in an interactive online database called TreeKeeper. The database is maintained and updated on a weekly basis by Amanda Furcall, CSJ Land Ecologist.  There are more than 2,300 trees on the landscaped area of the campus and hundreds more in the woodlands. The list of trees below includes the 78 species that you will find throughout the Brentwood campus.

Apple (Malus)

Arborvitae, Oriental (Platycladus orientalis)

Ash, Green (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

Ash, White (Fraxinus americana)

Aspen, Bigtooth (Populus grandidentata)

Basswood, American (Tilia americana)

Beech, American (Fagus grandifolia)

Beech, European (Fagus sylvatica)

Beech, Purple leaf (Fagus sylvatica ‘Atropunicea’)

Birch, Black (Betula lenta)

Birch, Gray (Betula populifolia)

Cedar, Atlantic White (Chamaecyparis thyoides)

Cedar, Atlas (Cedrus atlantica)

Cedar, Northern White (Thuja occidentalis)

Cherry, Black (Prunus serotina)

Chery, Japanese Flowering (Prunus serrulata)

Chokecherry, Common (Prunus virginiana)

Crabapple, Common (Malus sylvestris)

Crapemyrtle, Common (Lagerstroemia species)

Dogwood, Flowering (Cornus florida)

Dogwood, Kousa (Cornus kousa)

Elm, American (Ulmus americana)

Elm, Slippery (Ulmus rubra)

False Cypress, Hinoki (Chamaecyparis obtusa)

False Cypress, Sawara (Chamaecyparis pisifera)

Fir, Balsam (Abies balsamea)

Fir, Douglas (Pseudotsuga menziesii)

Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)

Goldenrain Tree (Koelreuteria paniculata)

Hawthorn (Crataegus species)

Hemlock, Eastern (Tsuga canadensis)

Hickory, Bitternut (Carya cordiformis)

Holly, American (Ilex opaca)

Honeylocust, Thornless (Gleditsia triacanthos inermis)

Horsechestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)

Inkberry (Ilex glabra)

Juniper, Chinese (Juniperus chinensis)

Lilac, Common (Syringa vulgaris)

Linden, Littleleaf (Tilia cordata)

Linden, Silver (Tilia tomentosa)

Locust, Black (Robinia pseudoacacia)

Magnolia, Chinese; Saucer (Magnolia x soulangiana)

Maple, Japanese (Acer palmatum)

Maple, Norway (Acer platanoides)

Maple, Red (Acer rubrum)

Maple, Silver (Acer saccharinum)

Maple, Sugar (Acer saccharum)

Maple, Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus)

Mulberry, White (Morus alba)

Oak, Black (Quercus velutina)

Oak, Northern Red (Quercus rubra)

Oak, Pin (Quercus palustris)

Oak, Post (Quercus stellata)

Oak, Scarlet (Quercus coccinea)

Oak, White (Quercus alba)

Olive, Russian (Elaeagnus angustifolia)

Pear, Callery (Pyrus calleryana)

Pine, Eastern White (Pinus strobus)

Pine, Pitch (Pinus rigida)

Plum (Prunus species)

Redbud, Eastern (Cercis canadensis)

Redcedar, Eastern (Juniperus virginiana)

Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)

Serviceberry (Amelanchier species)

Spruce, Blue (Picea pungens)

Spruce, Norway (Picea abies)

Spruce, Oriental (Picea orientalis)

Sweetgum, Common (Liquidambar styraciflua)

Sycamore, American (Platanus occidentalis)

Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima)

Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera)

Walnut, Black (Juglans nigra)