Free: Spring Color Tree Walk

The CU Museum of Natural History and CU Facilities Management Outdoor Services will be hosting their annual Spring Color Tree Walk, led by Facilities Operations Arborist Vince Aquino and Alan Nelson, retired Outdoor Services director. The tour is free and open to the public.

While guests experience the beauty of the trees, Aquino will share the distinctive characteristics and historical significance of the trees on CU’s campus. Since the time when the first plains cottonwood was planted near Old Main, the CU tree population has grown to nearly 5,000 trees representing more than 100 species from all over the world. 

Tour will commence at the south doors of the CU Museum of Natural History at 15th and Broadway. 

Monday, June 10, 2019 at 5:00pm

Museum of Natural History (Henderson)
1035 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80309

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Community Engagement, Featured Event


Environment & Sustainability, Fun & Entertainment


Students, Alumni, General Public, Staff, Children

College, School & Unit

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Claude Dominic Masson

Claude Dominic Masson left a positive review 6/9/2019

As someone who has attended the tree walks in the past, I found this one to be very interesting and engaging, too. The route we were taken on covered some common trees of the area as well as some fascinating uncommon trees. I also enjoyed the various stories that some specific trees had as well as the attention to everyone's questions and the thorough presentations that Vince and Alan made.

Hopeton Willis

Hopeton Willis left a positive review 6/9/2019

This was a wonderful event! I truly enjoyed it! It seemed to have gathered approximately 70-80 people. It was difficult hearing the speakers at times. Perhaps a megaphone or some way of increasing the volume of the voice would have been nice.

Noelle Seybert

Noelle Seybert left a review 6/9/2019

It was a beautiful night and Vince was very knowledgable and personable. However, it was more of a Spring Color Tree Stand and Point. Andy and his friend (he wasn't introduced) slowed the walk and process down with the asides and too much information/soapbox moments. I ended up leaving at 615 and we'd only made it to the Hale building. Next time I would have only Vince and maybe have a mobile app or email sent prior to the walk that will have some information included about the trees around campus that we may see on the walk so people are able to refer to that instead of constantly asking "wait, what was that again?" which slowed the tour down. Another suggestion would be to split the groups up, one with Vince and one with Andy and so we aren't this massive blob taking up walkways around campus and people are able to get in closer and hear the expert better.