Midland University Heritage Arboretum

Midland University Heritage Arboretum

Recent Awards

Midland University Heritage Arboretum was selected to receive the 2011 Nebraska Statewide Arboretum Affiliate Excellence Award.  This award recognizes an exemplary NSA affiliate site that demonstrates excellence in collection development, maintenance and community engagement.

Midland University Heritage Arboretum was selected to receive the 2012 Nebraska Forest Service Educator Award for Educating the youth of Nebraska about the importance of trees and history of Arbor Day...  It was awarded by The Nebraska State Forestry Service; Re-Tree Nebraska, Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, Nebraska Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and The University of Nebraska.

Midland University Heritage Arboretum Interactive Map

Midland University Self-Guided Map

Self-Guided Tour

Background: The Arboretum has been an affiliate site of the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum since 1996. It has concentrated on a diversity of specimens suitable to the Lower Platte Valley. Most of the specimens are labeled and located along the level sidewalks of the campus. There are approximately 700 trees on campus and a self-guide brochure is available. The mission of the Midland University Heritage Arboretum is to show respect, fond regard for the world we live in and to provide a setting for the display of landscape plants useful to the educational mission of the University including teaching, research and evaluation and to exist for the benefit and enjoyment of the University, citizens of Fremont and campus visitors.

General Organization of the Self-Guide: Every campus tree has a number. The numbers are assigned by campus buildings. For example all 0100 numbers should be located near the Anderson Complex. There are a few exceptions but trees planted before 2000 have odd numbers and those after even numbers. Many of the trees on campus have a post with tree number, tree label and if it is a heritage tree, a plaque. This also applies to hardscapes such as benches. The listings in the attached folder have the tree number, common names of the tree, scientific name of the tree, tree family and the general location of the tree on campus. The map has location and number of tree only.

If a researcher involving the arboretum needs more information, contact development@midlandu.edu.

Download a copy of the Self-Guided tour here or pick-up at these campus locations:

  1. Luther Library Closed Reserve shelf
  2. Reception Desk of the Anderson Building

PARKING PERMITS ARE REQUIRED M-F FROM 8 A.M. TO 5 P.M.  VISITOR PERMITS ARE AVAILABLE FROM ANDERSON WELCOME DESK – NORTH DOORS OF ANDERSON BREEZEWAY