In honor of Walter Merritt Seward

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Tree species:
Pinus taeda
Common name:
Loblolly Pine
Brooks Hall South
Date planted:

In 1978, the Arboretum and Landscape Committee honored Walter M. Seward with a planting of a group of pines from the former Seward Forest on the south side of Brook's Hall. The Seward Forest in Brunswick and Greensboro counties was willed to the University of Virginia by Walter Seward, for use as experimental plantations.

The University decided to sell the Seward forest, but in doing so created the Seward fund, which is managed by the Arboretum and Landscape Committee. This endowment has grown over the years and has funded numerous plantings and grounds improvement projects throughout the grounds of the university.


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