Trees & Water

Alumna Annie Graefe ’11 talks about trees and water quality. Agnes Scott Hall, behind you, straddles the Eastern Continental Divide. Rainfall here makes its way via the Chattahoochee basin to the Gulf of Mexico; on the opposite side of the … Continue reading

Natural Communities

Dean of Students Emerita Gué Hudson talks about natural communities. Nearby stands the Alston Campus Center, the hub of the Agnes Scott College community. Nature has communities, too. These are distinct assemblages of living things occurring naturally in places and … Continue reading

Forest Succession

  From the perspective of a pioneer tree, this grassy lawn is an opportunity. Nearby pioneer species include tulip poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera, right in front of you), loblolly pine (Pinus taeda, diagonally across the quad, on its northwest corner), and … Continue reading

Tree Canopy

Associate Professor of Astronomy Amy Lovell talks about “Tree Canopy.” Sometimes it helps to look at things from a new perspective. You are standing on the Celestial Spheres plaza of the Bradley Observatory and Delafield Planetarium. Look down. If the … Continue reading

Native Trees

What if you were a tree, rooted to one spot? Surely you would prefer a suitable place to live: dry or wet to suit your taste, hot or cold, in soil acidic or alkaline. Native trees like those here, west … Continue reading


Here along West College Avenue are three “theme houses,” where the student residents explore focused topics such as public health or dance, while enjoying themed activities beyond the classroom. Shading these homes is a magnificent grove of white oaks (Quercus … Continue reading