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Dedicated Trees

Many trees have been donated to our Arboretum in recognition of a person, organization, or event. Click on the image below to learn more about these dedicated trees. If you are interested in contributing to our campus collection, please Email Us and include your name, contact information, and the reason for the dedication so that we may add the information to this page in the future.

Dedicated Trees
Hankins Tree

A river birch grove is dedicated to Carole F. Hankins, a valued member of the University of Maryland staff in the Department of Computer Science

IAA Tree

The graduating class of 2014 from the Institute of Applied Agriculture donated a golden delicious apple tree to contribute to the campus’ green space.

Kenny Tree

Kyle Robert Kenny was an 18 year old from Massachusetts who joined UMD as a freshman engineering major in the fall of 2001.

Snow Goose Tree

A Snow Goose flowering cherry on campus is dedicated to Abbas Kiarostami, an Iranian film director.

King's tree

Dr. Raymond L. King was a dairy chemist who served as a professor of Dairy Science and food chemistry and was the food science program coordinator at the University of Maryland from 1958 until his retirement in 1985.

Knouse Kousa with Blooms

Both a crapemyrtle and a kousa dogwood are dedicated to Ernest Jon Knouse, a supervisor of the electronics development at the University of Maryland Physics Department, where he worked for 30 years.

Anthony's tree

The tree chosen to honor Anthony Kyle is a three-flowered maple, planted on October 1, 2022 with members of his family as well as the Facilities Management staff in attendance.


A Colorado blue spruce is dedicated to Dr. David G. Kyle, who was an associate professor of education and the Assistant Director for the Institute of Child Study at the University of Maryland College of Education from 1976 until his death in 1979.

Lerner Tree

Blake Lerner was a sophomore at the University of Maryland when he suddenly passed away on March 31, 2015.

Long's tree

This tree is dedicated to Michael H. Long, internationally renowned Professor of Second Language Acquisition and founding Director of the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.

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