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You Wood Not Believe How Many Trees Are at Campland!

Rusty Fig Leaf Tree

Campland on the Bay is home to over 1,160 mature trees. Most of these trees were planted in the early 1970s and have been on property for over 50 years! Campland, with the help of longtime camper Jim Francis, recently identified over 36 varieties of trees at the park and created a map of each tree location. With the help of this map, campers can explore the diversity of trees around them!

Trees of Campland Map

To view map as a pdf, click here

How do trees benefit the environment?

  • Supporting wildlife by supplying habitat and food for birds, insects, and other wildlife.
  • Providing oxygen. A mature leafy tree can produce enough oxygen for 6 people! Source.
  • Enhancing the aesthetics and providing shade.
  • Producing fruits and nuts.l
  • Absorbing massive amounts of carbon. 100 trees remove 53 tons of carbon dioxide and 430 pounds of other air pollutants per year!
  • Helping to control climate by moderating the effects of the sun, rain, and wind.
  • Preserving and enhancing soil.

Quick Look at Campland's Most Common Trees

Rusty Fig Leaf Tree

Rusty Leaf Fig

150 at Campland

Native to Eastern Australia

It’s a strangling fig that begins life as a seedling that grows on other plants. Bark is dark to light gray, rough our smooth. Bears small yellow or mostly green fruit. Grows up to 50 ft. tall.

Mexican fan palm

Mexican Fan Palm

172 at Campland

Native to Mexico

This ornamental palm can live up to 150 years. The palms are shaped like fans.The leaves have been used for rooofs, baskets and sandals while the fiber was used in making cord. Grows up to 100 ft. tall.

carrotwood tree


244 at Campland

Native to Australia

Evergreen tree grows up to 60 ft. Good shade tree as grows wide canopy with dome like shape. Dense foliage with dark green leatherly leaves. Rarely sheds limbs.

Weeping Chinese Banyan Tree photo

Indian Laurel Fig

105 at Campland

Native to Southern China

Member of the fig tree family, it is widely planted as a shade tree. Used in traditional medicine. It is an antioxidant, has antibacterial, anti-carcinogen and anti-diabetic agents.



54 at Campland

Native to New Zealand

This fast growing shrub is unique because it has transparent dots int eh leaves which are visible when help to the light. Also known as ngaio, this small tree grows up to 30 feet tall.

Canary Island Pine Tree

Canary Island Pine

95 at Campland

Native to Australia

Grows up to 40 ft tall. Drops marble-sized orange fruit. Bark is light gray and rough. Tree has rounded shape. Grows 12 - 24 inches per year. Lives up to 150 years. 

To view more information on all species of trees at Campland, click the button below!

Tree Scavenger Hunt

Find the below trees! Share your favorite forest find and be sure to tag @camplandusa

  • What 3 trees are closest to your campsite?
  • How many different species of trees can you find at Huff ‘n Puff Park?
  • What is the tallest tree you can find?
  • Find a Mexican Fan Palm Tree. 
  • Can you find any trees that bear fruit or nuts?
  • How many Carrotwood trees are there at Campland? (Psst…use the map legend to find the answer!)
  • Identify 3 trees you see from the Friendly Bowl Skatepark.
  • What is your favorite tree at Campland?


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