The LCSC Lewiston campus is full of magnificent varieties of trees. This walk is just to highlight a handful of the notable trees on campus.

You will start at the Parking Lot east of the Athletic Building along 6th Avenue. Follow the designated route and visit 14 trees or tree groupings on campus!


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If you'd like to view or print Self-Guided Tree Tour for the LCSC Campus, follow the link below.  The brochure is designed to be printed on legal size (8.5x14) paper.

Self-Guided Tree Tour Brochure




1 Mountain Ash / Sorbus aucuparia Located at the northwest corner of 9th Avenue and 6th Street, is a Mountain Ash. It is a small, deciduous tree. One of its notable features are the white flowers that emerge in May and then give way to orange/red berry-like drupes in late summer.
2 Sweetgum / Liquidambar styraciflua  Located at southwest corner Art Center (ART), the Sweetgum is a beautiful, pyramidal tree with star-shaped leaves. The name of sweetgum refers to an aromatic balsam that exudes from wounds to the tree. The tree has “gumball” fruiting clusters, and brilliant red color in fall.
3 Flowering Cherries / Prunus serrulata  On the north side of Reid Centennial Hall (RCH), you will find several Flowering Cherries. These trees are grafted cultivars that have profuse and showy spring blooms of white and pink.
4 American Linden / Tilia americana  A stately large tree located in the quad area between Reid Centennial Hall (RCH) and the Administration Building (ADM), the Linden bears unique white flowers in spring. The leaves are heart-shaped. The fibrous, pliable inner bark was a significant source of fiber for ropes, cords, mats and nets used by Native Americans and early European settlers.
5 American Elms / Ulnus americana Elm trees are an iconic feature at LCSC. Each spring the “Art Under the Elms” festival brings visitor to campus to celebrate the arts. These large, deciduous trees are found around the lawn area near the Library, but in recent years many have needed to be removed due to diseases common to the Elm tree.
6 Giant Sequoia / Sequoiadendron giganteum Two beautiful sequoias stand to the south of the Library (LIB). This tree is a coniferous species that has blueish- green, scale-like needles. Can reach heights of 200+ feet.
7 Dawn Redwood/ Metasequoia glyptostroboides  Related to the Giant Sequoia, the Dawn Redwood is another tree that graces the area south of the Library (LIB). Dawn Redwood is a deciduous conifer, meaning it drops its needles each fall. It produces small, round cones.
8 Presidents’ Row Started in 2018, Presidents’ Row consists of a variety of maple and ash trees, along with a Japanese Dogwood, a Hardy Rubber Tree, and a City Sprite Zelkova, among others. The row is located along 7th Ave, north of Sacajawea Hall (SAC) and include a plaque at each tree.
9 Douglas Fir / Pseudotsuga menziesii A common tree in the Northwest, Douglas Firs are a supurb evergreen. In the lawn west of Talkington Hall (TLK), you will find several specimens with their mature, pyramidal shape. The cones are the only ones you will find in the Northwest with three-pointed bracts sticking out of the scales.
10 Southern Magnolia / Magnolia grandiflora  This Magnolia is a broadleaf evergreen tree that is noted for its attractive dark green leaves and its large, extremely fragrant flowers. Several grace the campus, and this one is located near the south entrance of the Williams Conference Center (WCC) and the Student Union Building (SUB).
11 Flowering Dogwoods / Cornus florida Dogwood trees are located throughout campus, with this speciman being located at the northwest corner of Activity Center West (ACW). The Flowering Dogwood is a small tree with showy spring flowers and scarlet autumn foliage. An annual event in Lewiston is Dogwood Festival which celebrates arts, culture and community.
12 Ginkgo / Ginkgo biloba  Located in the lawn east of the Sam Glenn Complex (SGC) is a Gingko tree. The leaves on a Ginkgo are notable, with their fan-shape and radiating veins. During autumn, the leaves turn a bright yellow.
13 European Beech / Fagus Sylvatica  Located in the lawn west of Spalding Hall (SPH) and Clark Hall (CLK), the Beech tree has a larger-than-life visual impact. The trunk of the tree has distinctive bark that is smooth and gray.
14 London Planetree / Platanus x acerifolia Often referred to as Sycamore trees, the London Planetree is actually a hybrid with one of its origins being the Sycamore. These large, mature trees grace the west edge of campus and the roadway along 11th Avenue. The trees are prized for their massive, showy bark and attractive foliage.