Loyola University Maryland

Sustainability

Trees of Loyola

Yellow treesLoyola University Maryland has a long history with the trees on our campus. An inventory conducted at Loyola University Maryland nearly 20 years ago identified 359 trees on the 59-acre main campus. In 1997, when the University purchased a 19.5 acre property just north of campus, a subsequent inventory and assessment of the new property added an additional 350 trees. By the end of 1997, Loyola University Maryland’s campus totaled 79 acres and had more than 700 mature trees.

Since 1999, the year we began establishing our plan to become an arboretum, Loyola has planted 1650 new trees. Our current tree inventory exceeds 2,200 trees and represents at least 110 different varieties, including 33 native species.

Trees of Loyola - Interactive Audio Walking Tours 

Each of the Trees of Loyola has a story to tell. You can explore the Loyola Arboretum and learn more about our trees using your smartphone. Download the app, select the tour and follow the path or walk up to any tree to hear its story.

Download the izi.Travel App to access all Loyola Arboretum Tours (Apple / Android). Headphones recommended.

Trees on The Quad

The arboretum area that is most accessible to the public is the academic quadrangle, where a self-guided tour includes a mixture of mature “monarch” trees from the original forest, trees planted in the past few decades, as well as a number of relatively large caliper trees planted in recent years.

Evergreen Quad Audio Walking Tour

Quad Tree Guides are also available in the pamphlet holder next to the campus map outside Jenkins Hall.

Trees at the Fitness and Aquatic Center

Learn more about Loyola's champion trees and explore a three acre "no mow" conservation landscape in the heart of north Baltimore.

FAC Audio Walking Tour

Green Spaces on York Road

Take a spin around over a dozen parks and green spaces along historic York Road in Baltimore, MD. 

York Road Green Spaces Audio Walking Tour

Govans Urban Forest

Welcome to the forest, and we hope you enjoy your time in this little spot of "wildness" in North Baltimore.

Govans Urban Forest Audio Walking Tour