Seattle University campus is home to a large number of venerable trees, many of
historical significance linked to Fugitaro Kubota and the Kubota family legacy
on the campus grounds. The many true cedars and pines that are now grand,
mature trees were planted by Kubota in the 1950’ and 1960’s. Although there is
no official record, it is believed the Giant Sequoia, SU’s signature tree was
also brought to campus by Kubota.
many positive environmental effects, including carbon sequestration, reduction of
the heat-island effect, habitat for wildlife, and storm water absorption.
emotional and spiritual uplift that trees provide has been studied and well documented.
In the center of our very urban surrounding, our tree-filled campus is an oasis
for the larger community, serving as a park for ourselves and our neighbors.
some links to more information about our trees.
Kubota gardens on campus
Noteworthy Trees of Seattle University
Seattle University trees in A.L. Jacobsen’s book, Trees