Sassafras
Sassafras bark
Sassafras leaf
Sassafras plaque
Sassafras
Recognition Features 

The sassafras leaf can take on three different shapes, even on the same tree. The bark is sometimes a red to brown color with deep furrowing.

Historical Notes 

This tree has been designated as a Denison Memorial Tree in memory of Juliana Karmann, Sarah Jose, and David Hallman Jr. – Class of 2014.

Scientific Name 
Sassafras Albidum
Scientific Family 
Lauraceae
Common Family 
Laurel Family
Denison Tree ID 
(DUARB-707)
Location 
East of Fellows Hall
Circumference 
0.31
Height 
2.40