Family Tour
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This tour will give you a quick look at the diversity of trees found on the Reed College campus. We've tried to provide two pictures for every species, although we still need several more shots to complete our collection. These pages are image-intensive, so they may be slow to load.

Ready to jump right to the photos? Then start the tour.

For the botanists: If you're interested in plant taxonomy, here's an overview of how we've arranged the trees in the family tour. This chart omits the groups that aren't represented on the Reed campus.

Kingdom Plantae
Division Ginkgophyta Coniferophyta Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Class Ginkgoopsida Pinopsida Magnoliopsida (Dicotyledons)
Subclass     Rosidae Hamamelidae Magnoliidae Dilleniidae Asteridae
Order Ginkgoales Pinales          
Family Ginkgoaceae Araucariaceae
Cupressaceae
Pinaceae
Taxodiaceae
Aceraceae
Aquifoliaceae
Araliaceae
Cornaceae
Fabaceae
Hippocastanaceae
Rosaceae
Betulaceae
Cercidiphyllaceae
Fagaceae
Hamamelidaceae
Juglandaceae
Platanaceae
Ulmaceae
Lauraceae
Magnoliaceae
Salicaceae
Styracaceae
Theaceae
Tiliaceae
Oleaceae
Scrophulariaceae
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Want more info? Here's a page-by-page breakdown of what you'll see in the family tour.

Page 1: Non-flowering trees
These are the gymnosperms (Coniferophyta) and Ginkgo biloba, the maidenhair tree, which is the only surviving member of the Ginkophyta. Most of these trees are evergreens, but some of them are deciduous.

  Araucariaceae - Araucaria Family
Cupressaceae - Cypress Family
Ginkgoaceae - Maidenhair Tree Family
Pinaceae - Pine Family
Taxodiaceae - Bald Cypress Family
 

Page 2: Flowering trees in subclass Rosidae
This is the largest subclass of flowering plants, and it includes many of the trees on our campus. The flowering cherries are found here in the Rose family (Rosaceae).

  Aceraceae - Maple Family
Aquifoliaceae - Holly Family
Araliaceae - Ginseng Family
Cornaceae - Dogwood Family
Fabaceae - Pea Family
Hippocastanaceae - Buckeye Family
Rosaceae - Rose Family
     

Page 3: Flowering trees in subclass Hamamelidae
The Hamamelidae actually form the smallest subclass of flowering plants, but they take up a big part of our family tour because most of them are trees. Many of the photos on this page are of oaks, which are found in the Beech family (Fagaceae).

  Betulaceae - Birch Family
Cercidiphyllaceae - Katsura Family
Fagaceae - Beech Family
Hamamelidaceae - Witch Hazel Family
Juglandaceae - Walnut Family
Platanaceae - Sycamore Family
Ulmaceae - Elm Family
 

Page 4: Flowering trees in subclasses Magnoliidae, Dilleniidae, and Asteridae
This is a mixed bag. Of all the subclasses of flowering plants, Magnoliidae is considered to be the most primitive and Asteridae is considered to be the most advanced, but neither group includes many trees. For the sake of convenience we've put them together on a single page with the Dilleniidae.

  Lauraceae - Laurel Family
Magnoliaceae - Magnolia Family
Salicaceae - Willow Family
Styracaceae - Storax Family
Theaceae - Tea Family
Tiliaceae - Basswood Family
Oleaceae - Olive Family
Scrophulariaceae - Figwort Family