Plant Collections

The Chester M. Alter Arboretum is home to about 2,100 trees as well as several thousand woody plants representing more than 427 species and varieties. Plants are labeled for identification and grouped to enhance campus beauty.

In addition, the Arboretum is home to nine Champion and Notable Trees. These trees represent some of the largest known specimens of their species within the state of Colorado, and include some of the oldest trees on campus.



Find specific plants using the AutoCad grid map! Created in 1997, it includes the location every individual plant, marked with its grid number.

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Collection Statistics

As of November 2018, the living collection comprises 2,092 individual trees and several thousand woody plants representing 428 taxa.

Notable and Champion Trees



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