Tours for Schools and Organizations

Photo Hunt: Try and find these items that come from trees.

Easy: apple, lemon, chocolate, acorn, pencil, paper, baseball bat, hand lotion, glue, wooden toys, pet food, toothpicks

Medium: maple syrup, honey, bread, eraser, charcoal, toothpaste, bowling ball, perfume, soap, wrapping paper, transparent tape, lamp shade, candy cane

Difficult: chewing gum, coconuts, shampoo, rubber, dye, fireworks, waterproof jacket, twisted rope, furniture polish

Start your own ID collection: Collect leaves from the trees on your tree tour, and tape them in a notebook with their name and interesting facts you learned.

Celebrate Arbor Day: Arbor Day is a day set aside to plant, care for and celebrate trees.  The first Arbor Day was celebrated in Nebraska on April 10, 1872.  Learn more about this holiday’s history from the Arbor Day Foundation by visiting

The Arbor Day Foundation has named Purdue University a Tree Campus USA every year since 2009. This designation honors Purdue for our commitment to effective community forestry management.

Learn how to pot a plant and help it grow! Make a biodegradable pot and take home your very own young potted plant to care for.

Don’t have the time or resources to plant a tree?  Visit the Arboretum and celebrate our trees instead.

Sculpture tour: An arboretum doesn’t just include plants.  See where interesting statues and art are located on campus.

The Purdue Arboretum, 625 Agriculture Mall Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2010 USA

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