Butler Digital History

Butler Digital History

This site has been put together collaboratively by Butler University students, library faculty, and staff. These exhibits and collections feature digitized items from Butler University Library.

Butler Tree Hunt Collection

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Butler Tree Hunt Collection

Items in the Butler Tree Hunt Collection Collection

Ohio Buckeye
An Ohio Buckeye in Holcomb Gardens at Butler University. According to the Friesner Herbarium at Butler University, the Ohio Buckeye is native to Indiana. Five leaflets comprise each leaf, coming out from a central point like fingers on a hand.The…

Bitternut Hickory
A Bitternut Hickory. Photo was taken in Holcomb Gardens at Butler University. According to the H. Clay Smith of the U.S. Forest Service, "Bitternut hickory (Carya cordiformis), also called bitternut, swamp hickory, and pignut hickory, is a large…

Dogwood
A Dogwood tree. Photo taken at Holcomb Gardens at Butler University. According to the Friesner Herbarium of Butler University, "the large white parts of the flowers of this spring-flowering small tree, which appear to be petals, are actually bracts.…

Pin Oak
A Pin Oak tree, taken at Holcomb Gardens, Butler University. According to the Arbor Day Foundation, "the name pin oak comes from its short, tough branchlets located along the branches and limbs. Because of its tolerance for wet conditions, the tree…

American Basswood
An American Basswood - or American Linden - tree, which grows in Holcomb Gardens at Butler University. According to the Friesner Herbarium of Butler University, the American Basswood is "native. Broad heart-shaped leaves, small white fragrant flowers…

Sassafras
A Sassafras tree. The tree stands in Holcomb Gardens at Butler University. According to Margene M. Griggs of the U.S. Forest Service, "sassafras (Sassafras albidum), sometimes called white sassafras, is a medium-sized, moderately fast growing,…

Amur Corktree
An Amur Corktree which stands in Holcomb Gardens at Butler University. According to the National Park Service, the Amur Corktree is an invasive species native to Eastern Asia. "Amur corktree is a deciduous tree named for its thick corky bark (from…

Common Buckthorn
A Common Buckthorn which stands in Holcomb Gardens at Butler University. According to the National Park Service, the "common buckthorn is a shrub or small tree that can grow to 22 feet in height and have a trunk up to 10 inches wide. The crown shape…

Amur Maple
An Amur Maple which stands in Holcomb Gardens at Butler University. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the "Amur maple is an introduced, deciduous large shrub or small tree. It can be grown as a multistemmed clump or trained into a…

American Linden
An American Linden, or Basswood, which stands in Holcomb Gardens at Butler University. According to the Friesner Herbarium at Butler University, the American Linden is "native. Broad heart-shaped leaves, small white fragrant flowers and fruits formed…

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