University of Rochester Arboretum is an arboretum located across the River Campus of the University of Rochester, 612 Wilson Boulevard, Rochester, New York, USA.
The River Campus is located beside the
Genesee River on a site previously owned by the Oak Hill Country Club. Famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr. had designed a "River Walk" of oak trees along the river; and after the university purchased the site in 1923, his son Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. served as landscape designer and consultant to the campus architects. In 1999 certain areas of the campus were designated as the arboretum.
The River Walk was recently sold to the City of Rochester as public parkland along the river corridor. In a 1 km (¾ mile) area between Elmwood Avenue and Intercampus Drive are 197 oak trees representing 15
species. Trees in the arboretum proper currently include: American Beech ( ), Amur corktree ( Fagus grandifolia ), Baldcypress ( Phellodendron amurense ), Black Gum ( Taxodium distichum ), Dawn Redwood ( Nyssa sylvatica ), Goldenraintree ( Metasequoia glyptostroboides ), Hally Jolivette cherry ( Koelreuteria paniculata 'Hally Jolivette'), Japanese Pagoda Tree ( Prunus ), Japanese Zelkova ( Styphnolobium japonicum ), Katsura Tree ( Zelkova serrata ), Kentucky Coffeetree ( Cercidiphyllum japonicum ), Kanzan cherry ( Gymnocladus dioicus ), Late Lilac ( Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' ), Miyabe's Maple ( Syringa villosa ), Osage-orange ( Acer miyabei ), Paperbark Maple ( Maclura pomifera ), Northern Red Oak ( Acer griseum ), Scarlet Oak ( Quercus rubra ), Wych Elm ( Quercus coccinea ), Shadblow serviceberry ( Ulmus glabra ), Sweetgum ( Amelanchier canadensis ) and Tulip-tree ( Liquidambar styraciflua ). Liriodendron tulipifera
Although not located on the River Campus, the university grounds also contain two state champion trees, a weeping
willow and a Ponderosa Pine. They are the largest known examples in the New York state.
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Coordinates: 43°07′42″N 77°37′42″W / 43.12833°N 77.62833°W