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University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Campus Arboretum

University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Campus Arboretum

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UH Mānoa, originally named the College of Hawaiʻi, was established in 1907 with a plan to treat the campus as an arboretum. In 1915, famed botanist Joseph Rock began planting hundreds trees from all over the world.The 320-acre Mānoa campus features more than 4,000 trees and more than 500 species.

Examples of the unique species on the Mānoa campus include the sausage tree (Kigelia africana), the cannon ball tree (Couroupita guianensis) and the baobab tree (Adansonia digitata), which may be the largest in the country. The amazing variety of trees provides an outdoor laboratory for faculty and students in a broad range of subjects including botany, horticulture, field biology, natural history, art, Hawaiian studies, museum studies, ecology, conservation and sustainability.

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