IU Woodlands — beautiful, resilient, iconic
The Woodland Campus of Indiana University is a collection of thousands of individual, unique trees and as such, it is, among other things, a wonderful reflection of this great institution’s student body, faculty and staff. Both display their character best in their great diversity and both imbue the campus with its widely recognized beauty. Learn about the holistic woodland campus initiative and how you can support it.
Join the Woodland Society
Give the gift of trees! Become a caretaker of mature trees and nurturer of new plantings. Support the Woodland Campus for generations to come.
Branches of the Woodland Campus Initiative
Caring for the Trees we Have
Planting More Trees
Protecting the Spaces where Tree Grow
Our campuses are always changing, and in those changes, we work to preserve soil quality and tree health, respecting trees even amid construction and growth.
Stewarding IU’s Woodlots
Monitoring the abundance and spread of non-native species, collaborative teams develop strategies to remove non-native invasive species from woodlots (i.e. dense, forested patches).
Monitoring and Adapting for the Future
Gaining hands-on experience, student interns monitor and evaluate the health of campus woodlands, providing essential data for effective management.
Engaging with our Woodlands
Dig Deeper - Tree Maps
We've labeled and marked every free-standing tree on all IU campuses for you to explore. Puruse this interactive map to view tree species, DBH (diameter at breast height), and to see the supporters of campus trees.
2.5mtCO2e sequestered annually per acre of new forest
7 campusescertified Tree Campus USA
36%canopy cover on Bloomington campus alone
Join the Woodland Society
With your gift, we can maintain the health and beauty of IU's woodlots and iconic trees. Become a member of the Woodland Society today! Your gift will:
Steward Signature TreesBecome a steward of Indiana University's existing iconic trees (>30 inches DBH). As the caretaker of an old beaut, your gift will ensure attentive guardianship of our mature trees.
Nurture New PlantingsSupport new plantings in the grove of your choice (see groves on the map below). Your donation will support the planting and maintenance of a new tree, expanding the campus woodland.
Dedicate a Tree
Whether you'd like to thank someone who has helped you on your journey at Indiana University or remember a loved one, you can dedicate a tree in honor of that special person.
Tree Donor Map
Support our woodland campuses for generations to come
Research and Teaching
Conduct research in support of campus trees or use the woodlots as living laboratories for your students.
Summer interns are hired annually to complete tree inventories and assess tree health.