For the sixth consecutive year, TCU has earned Tree Campus USA recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation. The national program, launched in 2008, honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation.

TCU values its diverse species of trees and its sustained commitment to maintaining and restoring campus ecosystems. The over 3,200 trees on campus truly make a positive impact on the attractiveness and charm of our campus and provide much-needed shade.

Learn more about the trees on our campus by taking this new, self-guided audio tour. To learn about a specific tree on the tour, please click the tree’s name below the map.




















  1. Chaste Tree(Vitex agnus-castus)
  2. Southern Magnolia(Magnolia grandiflora)
  3. Rose of Sharon Althea(Hibiscus syriacus)
  4. Crape Myrtle
 (Lagerstroemia indica)
  5. Texas Live Oak(Quercus virginiana)
  6. Chinese Pistache(Pistacia chinensis)
  7. Yaupon (
Ilex vomitoria)
  8. Pecan (
Carya illinoinensis)
  9. Caddo Maple
 (Acer barbatum [saccharum] var. Caddo)
  10. Chinkapin Oak(Quercus muehlenbergii)
  11. Cedar Elm (
Ulmus crassifolia)
  12. Desert Willow (
Chilopsis linearis)
  13. Possumhaw Holly
 (Ilex decidua)
  14. American Sycamore
 (Platanus occidentalis)
  15. Texas Mountain Laurel
 (Sophora secundiflora)

Audio tours narrated by:  Todd Boling, Deepti Chadee, Yvonne Giovanis, Reece Harty, Danielle Hoefeld, Joe LeConte, Lea McCracken, and Erin Wilson