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Taylor Memorial Library Archives: Trees of Centenary


The Trees of Centenary is an ongoing project to catalog all of the trees on the Hackettstown campus. It began in the spring of 1954 when Mrs. Marjorie T. Bingham, instructor of biology, directed a project to mark the trees of Centenary with small metal plates giving the name of the species. This project recorded over 40 varieties of trees. In the 1990s, another survey was done of the trees on campus and printed into a booklet called The Trees of Centenary. Heading that publication was Professor Lewis T. Parrish, then professor/department chair of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. The selection of trees has expanded greatly, giving the library staff quite a task in cataloging them all! As the project continues, this map will be updated with changes.