Landscape Architecture Prof. Emeritus Warren D. Jones Dies at 92

April 12, 2007

Warren D. Jones, Professor Emeritus in the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, died April 7 at the age of 92.

Jones came to The University of Arizona in 1966 as a professor in the newly established undergraduate landscape architecture program. Before retiring in 1984, Jones planted many exotic heritage trees on campus, many of which have been designated Great Trees of Arizona.

Jones planted and tested hundreds of species on the UA campus to determine their adaptability for urban landscape use. The campus is a showcase for 400 tree species and more than 5,000 trees, and serves as an outdoor classroom for students and faculty.

After retiring from the University, Jones was an adviser to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and on the advisory board at Boyce Thompson Arboretum. He was a regular contributor to Sunset magazine and wrote numerous books about developing plants for dry climates. He was named a Master of the Southwest by Phoenix Home & Garden magazine in 1992.

Jones is survived by his three sons, David, Scott and Steve, five stepchildren, Steve Crofoot, Trish Weidert, Mark Crofoot, Kim Crofoot and Candy Crofoot Hensley, and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave., at 11 a.m. A reception will follow.

Remembrances can be made to the Arizona Nursery Association – ANAFUND Warren D. Jones Scholarship, 1430 W. Broadway, #110, Tempe, AZ 85282; to the Boyce Thompson Arboretum, 37615 Highway 60, Superior, AZ 85273, attention L. Bryant/ Warren Jones Fund; or to The University of Arizona Campus Arboretum by calling Libby Davidson at 621-1582.