where exactly is the "Old Arboretum" at UBC (Vancouver BC)?

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  1. Georgia Strait

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    i was reading this old thread about American Chestnut trees - and notice the reference to "Old Arboretum" at UBC. I know well the farm where the pumpkin patch is (was?) --- and the different gardens (First Nations, Mayan, et al)

    OLD thread - Cherry Festival person has contributed about chestnut at OLD aboretum, UBC
    American Chestnut in the Lower Mainland?

    so where EXACTLY is the "old arboretum"

    I know the old main library - and the clock tower - is it near that?

    i'm from the days of "B Lot" - and the coffee shop at the bus stop zone. So this will be a big wake-up when I need to go to campus next week!

    thank you.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    On this map
    http://www.maps.ubc.ca/PROD/images/pdf/ubcmap.pdf
    just south of the B row below the 2 is the Fraser Parkade. Below that is the First Nations Longhouse. It's around there, from Lower Mall to West Mall. I don't remember exactly the boundaries. It wraps around some buildings.
     
  3. Georgia Strait

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    ah, I know where - thank you for clarifying

    I found this map from 1980 UBC --- walking tour of campus trees (look where the bookstore is - and the Theology school now condos) ---- I am sure some trees have long-gone now esp w/ all the ongoing construction etc out there.

    anyway - the larger inset map on Page 2 is the old arboretum --- and it says that Tree 113 is the American Chestnut - I assume the one you photo'd in the other thread (linked above)

    https://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/campus_trees_2.pdf
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Thanks for posting the link!
     

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