Bellarmine’s dedication to its trees is reflected through the architecture of the Centro building, which is built around its 100-year-old signature oak tree. Arborists took great care to monitor its well-being during construction.
As of 2014, dedicated students counted 660 trees as part of a class tree surveying project. The most commonly occurring varieties are maple, juniper, eastern white pine and pin oaks.
Bellarmine’s campus is also home to at least 57 additional species, some of which are native to the region like Catalpa, Southern Magnolia, Persimmon, Redbud, Sassafras and Sweet Gum.
The Bellarmine Farm also contains trees that bear edible nuts and fruits including a beautiful, mature Shagbark Hickory, several pawpaw trees and an orchard of apple and pear trees.