The University of Nottingham has an extremely diverse collection of trees across all its campuses, reflecting the cosmopolitan nature of the University community. Each campus is quite unique. We've completed a full tree survey of University Park and plan to undertake tree surveys for the other three campuses.
University Park consists of many former private houses and gardens and therefore the mature tree collections reflect the trends of the periods. Jubilee Campus, being a relatively new campus, has a very young collection of trees and as such is still quite limited in varieties. The same can be said of King’s Meadow Campus. Sutton Bonington has a more mature collection and in particular is noted for the Arboretum collection adjacent to Eviton House .
University Park survey
With more than 8,000 trees currently recorded on University Park, the survey has been split into zones. The overall campus plan identifies 22 zones; each zone has a map and data sheet, which should be read together. Information provided in the data sheet includes:
- tree ID number
- Campus zone
- Family name
- Common or English name
- Crown spread
- Stem diameter
- Approximate age range
- Current condition
- Country of origin
Being living organisms, trees come and go with the rigours of time. There will be occasional losses due to disease, old age, storm damage, and therefore the existence of a tree in the survey does not guarantee that it will still be there when you go to view it. Whilst every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided, tree surveys are a work in progress and updates will occur as necessary to ensure the data remains as accurate as possible.
Any updates or enquiries about the survey should be emailed to David Beadle, Grounds Maintenance Manager.