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.

Capitol Complex Tree and Shrub Donations

Arboretum Trail Map

Trees Identified by Station Number

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