Anyone who has spent time on Regis’ Northwest Denver Campus knows it’s truly special.

Spanning the University’s 100-acre campus, the Arboretum is a sight to behold, consisting of more than 1,300 trees, 85 genuses and 300 species. It’s also home to 14 champion trees, which are the largest of their species in a state.

The Dayton Memorial Library’s “Cultivating Champions” exhibit during February celebrates these champion trees that bring so much beauty, health and landscape distinction to our campus.

“The exhibit is not the history of the Arboretum but a presentation of what a tree does and what humans can do to preserve an environment that is enhanced by their presence,” said Elizabeth Cook, University archivist. “I really think that people will leave with a greater appreciation of our trees and an enriched knowledge of arboretums in general.”

The exhibit will be open during library hours throughout the month. 

The library will host a reception at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the Fireplace Lounge to kick off the celebration.