Outdoor greenspaces, such as parks and various lands which serve as arboreta (e.g. college campuses, cemeteries, golf courses) can provide opportunities for outdoor recreational activities as well as facilitate public education and tourism.

Greenlawn Cemetery occupies approximately 40 acres, and as such, represents one of the largest publicly–accessible greenspaces within the City of Portsmouth. The cemetery is also known to be home to several trees of significance, such as national record (size) American Holly, and Persimmon, among others.

Greenlawn Cemetery

Tree Maps of Greenlawn Cemetery

Greenlawn Cemetery is home to over 550 trees and shrubs, representing a diversity of approximately 75 species. The following maps can be opened in browser or mobile app to explore the diversity of trees at Greenlawn Cemetery and learn about some of particular interest.

Information Requested

If you know of any trees with stories to tell (e.g. planted in commemoration of an event, by or in memorial of a famous individual, war, or group), please contact the project directors below and share your information!

Erik Larson

Dr. Erik Larson,
SSU Geology Faculty
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Grant Support and Partners

This project is being supported by a grant from the Scioto Foundation as well as financial and volunteer contributions from Shawnee State University, Department of Natural Sciences, Friends of Greenlawn Cemetery, Shade Tree Commission of Portsmouth, Portsmouth Connex, The Ohio State University: Scioto County Extension, City of Portsmouth Office of the City Manager, and community volunteers David Riepenhoff and Ralph Wisniewski.