Tree Tours

Join our Tree Stewards for a guided tour of campus. View the TOUR SCHEDULE and TOUR DESCRIPTIONS to see if we have something of interest to you. All tours are also available at other times upon request, with advance notice. Contact us at infoarboretum@arizona.edu or 520-621-7074 to RSVP or schedule your visit. Please leave the following information: your name, contact # and email, the tour/date of interest and the number of guests in your group. We will call to contact you to confirm your reservation. 


Can't visit in person?

See the campus at your own pace.





We impact Arizona and a growing global community as we exercise the University's Land Grant mandate to serve and inspire through public outreach. The University of Arizona Campus Arboretum provides a wealth of knowledge through its online resources, statewide programs to audiences of all ages and free tree tours and events offered to Tucson visitors and local residents.





  • The Tree Stewards Program  is run through a partnership with the Pima County Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners. Master Gardeners complete workshops and training to qualify as tree educators. They then volunteer as docents for tours and serve as trainers for students interested in leading tours.


  • Phenology Trails and Training Program is a partnership with the National Phenology Network. You can join thousands of other individuals who are providing valuable observations that scientists, educators, policy makers, and resource managers are using to understand how plants and animals are responding to climate change and other environmental changes. Register for Nature's Notebook on the NPN website and search for UA campus sites including Old Main and the Krutch Garden.


  • The Campus Arboretum offers workshops, presentations and eductional outreach activities at schools and community groups to promote environmental literacy and sustainable landscape management. Check out our events calendar  for more detail or look for other ways to get involved and spread the word!


           Choosing The Right Tree 

           How Trees Grow

           Planting and Transplanting Trees

           Pruning Trees

           Recognizing Common Tree Problems