The University of Rhode Island campus has over 140 species and cultivars of deciduous and evergreen trees. URI occupies the site of a barren, rocky pasture that was a part of the Oliver Watson-Tefft farm, purchased in 1888. Today the campus is not only endowed with our lovely native shade trees, but also with many exotic and ornamental landscape plants. This self-guided tour identifies many botanically interesting and historically significant trees on the URI Kingston campus.
Hammen-Winn, Susan C., "The Christopher Memorial Arboretum, University of Rhode Island: botanical and historical walking tour" (1998). Special Collections Publications (Miscellaneous). Paper 33.