Trees of the Arboretum

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    Trees of the Arboretum

    The Varga Arboretum showcases trees and shrubs that are well-suited to Utah’s arid, mountain valleys. Currently, there are 300 different species highlighted and they are grouped in three hydrozones, or according to the amount of water they require.

    350 trees of arboretum

     Printable List of Trees & Shrubs of the Varga Arboretum


    Visit USU's Tree Browser, an interactive database, to find photos and descriptions of 245 tree species found in Utah and the Intermountain West, many of which are displayed in our arboretum. You can search the database by selecting from 21 characteristics. 

    Bristlecone Pine Tree

    Ginkgo Tree

    Zelkova Tree

    Bur Oak Tree

    Paperbark Maple

    Boxelder Maple

    Lacebark Pine

    Alaskan Weeping Cedar

    Bald Cypress Tree