"We value this land surrounding our campus, and we feel a strong sense of responsibility to preserve it for future generations of students, members of the community and visitors to Newport." – Chancellor M. Therese Antone, RSM
The University's 88-acre campus features mostly mature and exotic trees, originally designed by notable landscape architects such as the Olmsted brothers. The ongoing professional care and conservation of this historic landscape distinguishes Salve Regina among liberal arts institutions.
Committed to monitoring and maintaining its breathtaking natural canopy, the University supports initiatives that invite members of the University community and the general public to interact with the collection of specimen trees physically and/or virtually.
This project has the students photographing and documenting their observations of a particular tree over a period of time.
Christopher J. Mazulis
Location: Walgreen Hall lawn
Height: 19 m
Diameter at Breast Height: 66 cm
Radius of Crown: 4.5 m
Condition: Middle condition
Carrie A. Thombs
Location: on pathway to McKillop Library from the front parking lot
Height: 1.5 m
Diameter at breast height: 7.6 cm
Radius of crown: 0.4 m
Savannah J. Szamborski
Erin E. Stangel
Location: near McKillop Library
Height: 41.49 m
Diameter at Breast Height: 4.25 m
Radius of crown: 14.3 m
Age Class: Mature
Location: Lawn of the Young Building on Bellevue Avenue
Grace C. Kubat
Over the course of the 2021 spring semester, I observed a grove of Japanese Umbrella Pines. These trees are a part of the University's arboretum. In addition to making weekly observations, I researched the cultural significance of the Umbrella Pines. My research will hopefully contribute to future projects regarding the trees and help to enrich the University's arboretum project.
Julian E. John
Location: Between Our Lady of Mercy Chapel and McAuley Hall
Location: Back of Library, West side of Parking Lot
Heather Noel McKee
In this paper I studied the Tilia cordata, more commonly known as the Littleleaf Linden, over the course of three months. I included the history and uses of the Linden tree along with its symbolic value in European culture. This tree symbolizes friendship and peace which coincides with the critical concerns of the Sisters of Mercy.