The Michigan State University Heritage Tree Program offers the MSU community a unique opportunity to purchase trees that have been propagated from iconic trees located on campus. The trees are cultivated by Landscape Services, with proceeds from sales going towards future campus beautification.
What makes a Michigan State University Heritage Tree?
One or more of the following high standards must be met in order for a tree to be designated as a Michigan State University Heritage Tree:
- Established prior to 1855 such as the Civil War era Shumard Oak near Mason Hall.
- Donated by a person with historical significance such as the White Pine near Cowles house dedicated by former President Abbot Hall to his son.
- Significant to a campus feature such as the Magnolia trees near the entrance of the MSU Chapel.