A collection of thousands of unique trees, the Woodland Campus of Indiana University is a wonderful reflection of our campus communities. Each displays its character best in its great diversity, and each gives IU’s campuses their widely recognized beauty. Learn about the holistic Woodland Campus initiative and how you can support it through membership in the Woodland Society.
IU Woodlands — beautiful, resilient, iconic
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
Maintaining mature trees is critical–larger, older trees have more impact in combatting climate change and are signature plantings which contribute to the unique beauty of IU campuses.
Planting more trees
We use the tree inventories to plan future campus plantings in order to ensure a sustainable woodland. Planting the correct tree species is crucial for resilience.
Protecting the spaces where trees grow
As our campuses continually change, 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 invasive species from woodlots (i.e., dense, forested patches).
Monitoring and adapting for the future
Our student interns gain hands-on experience as they monitor and evaluate the health of campus woodlands, providing essential data for effective management.
Engaging with our woodlands
Events and activities that engage the campus community in stewardship draw us all closer to the woodlands we love and value.
Dig deeper - tree maps
We’ve labeled and marked every freestanding tree on all IU campuses. Explore this interactive map to view tree species and characteristics, and to see who supports our campus woodlands.
Join the Woodland Society
Support the Woodland Campus for generations to come and become a caretaker of mature trees and nurturer of new plantings by joining the Woodland Society.
Support signature treesBecome a steward of Indiana University’s existing iconic trees (>30 inches diameter). As the caretaker of an old beaut, your gift will ensure attentive guardianship of our mature trees.
Nurture new plantingsSupport the planting and maintenance of a new tree in the grove of your choice (see groves on the map linked from this page). Your donation will help us expand the campus woodland.
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.Contact Sustain IU
Complete tree inventories and assess tree health as an intern. Summer interns are hired annually.Inquire about internships