Native Trees of Indiana River Walk

Tree Walk Maps

Native Tree Information by Common Name

Native Tree Information by Scientific Name

Native Shrubs, Wildflowers, Vines, Wildlife, Etc.

Non-Native Invasive Species

Riverbank, Stream Bank and Woods Restoration

Tree Inventory


Photo Credits


PFW Homepage


Links of Interest

Silvics of North America

Forests of Indiana: a 1998 Overview

ACRES Land Trust


Last Updated 02/02/2016

Walk along the St. Joseph River as it flows past the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) and learn about native trees of Indiana.  The trailhead is located at the southwestern end of Parking Lot 10, which is the lot closest to the intersection of Coliseum Boulevard and North Anthony Boulevard and is connected to the River Greenway.  The walk is currently a 1.25 mile (one way) lighted, eight feet wide asphalt trail, which features more than 100 tree species native to Indiana.  The trail provides an opportunity to see live specimens of our native plants, wildlife, and other interesting organisms in an urban, easily accessible, natural setting.

Follow the link to the Tree Walk Maps.  The tree lists contain links to pages for each of the featured tree species.

The individual page for each tree includes:
- Common and scientific names
- Map of the natural range of each tree in Indiana
- An interesting tidbit of knowledge regarding that tree species
- An inventory number from the Tree Inventory
- Photos of that species including leaves, fruit, flower, habit, etc.

Enjoy your walk!


Tree Walk                                               Tuliptree                                                 River View

Jack-in-the-pulpit                                  Downy Serviceberry                           Pawpaw


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grant from the USDA Forest Service Northeastern Area and
the IDNR, Division of Forestry , Community & Urban Forestry