Campus Nature Trail
On the left of the picture above is a Sweet Gum Liquidamber styraciflua. It is a native of Eastern and Southern USA and is frequently planted in parks and gardens for its autumn colours - though these can be fickle at times! To its right are three small memorial trees - a Magnolia liliiflora, a Pin Oak Quercus coccinea and a Scarlet Oak Quercus palustris.
On the left of the picture is a False Acacia Robinia pseudoacacia. It is a native of eastern and mid-western USA and is common in parks and gardens and as a street tree. It has lovely racemes of white pea-like flowers but these rarely appear at Keele. It does provide a good display in Newcastle and in Stafford though. Look closely at this tree and you will see a birch growing out of a cleft in the trunk!