UA Touts Rare and Unique Trees

U of A is often bragged on for having a beautiful campus, but what makes it look so good, also makes it rare and special. We're talking about the trees.The campus is the oldest continually maintained green space in the state.

Sure the UA campus has palm trees and cacti but that's not all. It has olive trees, fruit trees, pine trees and even something called a Bunya-Bunya.

Elizabeth Davison, Director of the UA Campus Arboretum, said each tree has a back story but some are more special than others. She said, "Because citizens can't plant flowering and fruiting olive trees in Pima County because of people's allergies, the flowering and fruiting trees are rare and more important for that reason."

See more of this May 13 story and video from KVOA at the indicated URL below.

Contact name: 
Elizabeth Davison, UA Campus Arboretum
Contact email: 
edavison@ag.arizona.edu
Released date: 
Jun 22 2010