In recognition of its dedication to greening the collegiate landscape, Denison was designated as a ‘Tree Campus USA’ The Arbor Day Foundation awards this national recognition to campuses that promote healthy trees through a demonstrated commitment to forestry and environmental stewardship. Denison has a long history of fostering a tree-friendly environment, as evidenced by its current arboretum and by photographs of academic quad from the 1920s.
Bark is smooth and gray, leaves are alternate, large and odd pinnate (Braun 1961).
This tree reduces atmospheric carbon by 56 lbs per year! It also conserves 14 kilowatt/hours of energy by cooling its surroundings.