Gus Cochran

Among the younger trees on the Agnes Scott College campus are some that have been planted as memorials and others that honor long-serving members of the staff and faculty. Look for the plaques that mark these trees as you tour the arboretum.

Cochran marker

Augustus B. Cochran III is Adeline A. Loridans Professor of Political Science and Chair. His tree, located on the north side of Campbell Hall, is a nuttall oak (Quercus nuttallii ‘QNMTF’). This tree is the first known planting of a cultivar from Moon’s Tree Farm selected for its compact habit with dense canopy, vigorous growth rate, burgundy new growth that matures to dark green in summer, and orange-red color in the autumn.

Cochran nuttall oak