UVic Forest Biology Tree Walk

UVic Forest Biology Tree Walk

Victoria, British Columbia V8P 5C2, Canada

Created By: Centre for Forest Biology, University of Victoria

Tour Information

Please enjoy our University of Victoria campus tree walk. Just follow the numbers on the map to learn about fourty native and introduced trees of interest on our campus.

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What You'll See on the Tour

Douglas-fir - Pseudotsuga menziesii (Pinaceae) An evergreen conifer native to the coastal regions of western North America, from west-central British Columbia, south to central California. There is considered to be a coastal and an interi... Read more
Southern Magnolia - Magnolia grandiflora (Magnoliaceae) An evergreen angiosperm also known as bull bay. Southern magnolia is native to the southeastern United States, from coastal North Carolina south to central Florida, and west to south... Read more
Bigleaf Maple - Acer macrophyllum (Aceraceae) A deciduous angiosperm native to the Pacific coast of western North America from southern Alaska to southern California. Bigleaf maple is distinguished by the largest leaves of any maple, typi... Read more
Vine Maple – Acer circinatum (Aceraceae) A deciduous angiosperm native to western North America from southwest B.C. to northern California, always within 300 km of the Pacific Ocean. Vine maple is distinguished by its shrubby form, symp... Read more
Red Alder - Alnus rubra (Betulaceae) A deciduous, angiosperm native to western North America, from southeast Alaska to central coastal California. Red alder is the world's largest species of alder, reaching heights of 20-35 m. The name de... Read more
Oriental Plane-tree – Platanus orientalis (Platanaceae) A deciduous, angiosperm native to Eurasia from the Balkans to India which crosses with American sycamore (Platanus occidentalis). The Oriental Plane-tree is grown widely for shade.... Read more
Garry Oak – Quercus garryana (Fagaceae) A deciduous, native, angiosperm ranging from southern California to the southwestern corner of British Columbia. Also known as Oregon white oak, Garry oak is a deeply-rooted, drought tolerant spec... Read more
Finnerty Apple – Malus sylvestris (Rosaceae) The Finnerty family were among the earliest settlers and farmers in the Mount Tolmie area in the 1860s and ‘70s. In the 1890s, Mike and Mary Ann Finnerty, along with John and Hanna Finnerty... Read more


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