nd.gov - The Official Portal for North Dakota State Government
North Dakota: Legendary. Follow the trail of legends
Picture of ND State Capitol Building Facility Management Division
ND Office of Management and Budget
OMB logo

STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA - CAPITOL COMPLEX

ARBORETUM TRAIL

This beautiful nature trail, constructed in 1985 in the middle of the capitol City, gives a unique view of the mixing of nature, art, and architecture on the Capitol grounds.  It's a great place for a leisurely stroll or an educational walk.Along the west side of the mall, behind the governor's residence, the trail meanders through trees and shrubs.  Posts identify approximately 75 different species planted on the grounds.  In the summer, a myriad of flowers accents the green of the grass and trees.The trail passes statues and memorials which symbolize our state's history and heritage. Along the north side of the mall the trail winds past the impressive Capitol building.  On the east side are the other state buildings--Department of Transportation Building, the Liberty Memorial Building, and the citizens' birthday present to themselves, the Heritage Center. 

Donations to Capitol Grounds

Arboretum Trail Map

TREES IDENTIFIED BY STATION NUMBER

STATION
TREE 
STATION
TREE 
1
White Willow
38
Black Hill's Spruce
2
Quaking Aspen
39
Common Chokecherry
3
Eastern Cottonwood
40
Japanese Tree Lilac
4
Hackberry
41
American Elm
5
Harrison's Yellow Rose
42
Colorado Spruce
6
Silver Buffaloberry
43
Ironwood
7
Paper Birch
44
Winged Euonymus
7A
European Mtn. Ash
45
Juneberry
8
Amur Maple
46
American Cranberry Bush
9
Fragrant Sumac
47
Hedge Cotoneaster
10
Mugo Pine
48
Virginia Creeper
11
Clavey's Dwarf Honeysuckle
49
Vanhoutte Spirea
12
Andorra Juniper
50
Shubert Chokecherry
13
Strathmore Crabapple
51
Hopa Crabapple
14
Summit Ash
52
Northern Catalpa
15
Red Splendor Crabapple
53
Red Stem Willow
16
Green Ash
54
Pussy Willow
17
Amur Corktree
55
Redosier Dogwood
18
Common Buckthorn
56
European Alder
19
Tartarian Honeysuckle
57
Smooth Sumac
20
Common Lilac
58
Russian Olive
21
Little leaf Linden
59
Snowy Mountain Ash
22
Bur Oak
60
Scotch Pine
23
Ponderosa Pine
60A
Ponderosa Pine
24
Limber Pine
61
Rocky Mountain Juniper
25
Green Mtn. Sugar Maple
62
American Elm
26
Alpin Currant
63
American Linden
27
Techny Arborvitae
64
Arnold Hawthorne
28
Kentucky Coffeetree
65
Richard's White Poplar
29
Arrowwood Viburnum
66
Vanguard Crabapple
30
Black Walnut
67
Downy Hawthorne
31
Russian Olive
68
Siberian Crabapple
32
European Larch
69
Spring Snow Crabapple
33
Honeylocust
70
Black Locust
34
Welch Juniper
71
Goldfinger Potentilla
35
Siberian Peashrub
72
Boxelder
36
Russet Buffaloberry
73
White Spruce
37
Siberian Elm
74
Ohio Buckeye