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Slim Jim Woods

This mature forest borders Newman Meadow and serves as natural buffer between the arboretum and the more developed parts of campus. The woods, featuring tall white pines and a walking path, are bordered with a cultivated planting of trees such as three-flower maple, kousa dogwood, serviceberry, and ‘Bobwhite’ crabapples. No one knows where the name “Slim Jim” originated.

Slim Jim Woods adjacent to Newman Meadow

Click below to hear a two-minute audio narrative about Slim Jim Woods and Newman Meadow.


F.R. Newman Arboretum, east entrance
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