The “Comfort Tree” is located next to Monroe Hall. It is a tree where one can easily hide and feel calm under the tree’s large branches. It is scientifically known as the Southern Magnolia Magnoliaceae, or Magnolia grandiflora.
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by NAOMI JONES
No matter what season it is, Mary Washington is a beautiful campus because of its collection of magnificent trees. Throughout the course of attending UMW, my favorite pastime has been enjoying the nature we are surrounded by each day. Nature is something people are constantly around, but its beauty often goes unrecognized due to more pressing matters, like classes and work. Some trees on campus are known for their unique forms, beautiful leaves, tall stature and picturesque scenes. There are many well-known trees on campus that students, like myself, enjoy visiting and relaxing under that are popular for a variety of reasons.
The images below start at Russell Hall and end on Sunken Road, where there is a cluster of trees looming above the sidewalk. Here is a compiled list of popular trees students hang around on campus.