This tree is one of the 150 trees initially included in the arboretum to coincide with the campus's 150th anniversary celebration.
Massachusetts to Florida, west to Ontario,Texas, and Mexico
Mature Height and Width:
20-30 feet by 30-40 feet
Despite its small size, dogwood was widely used for manufacturing tools and industrial equipment requiring wood that held up under heavy use and did not generate splinters. Weaving shuttles were a prime example. The name “dogwood” is a derivation of the old English “dagwood” referring to its use in the manufacture of daggers. That’s a thick resume for what can now be regarded as just a pretty little tree.