Farewell to a popular perch on campus
An unusually hot and dry summer has been especially rough on the University’s trees. One of its victims is perhaps the campus’ best-known tree: the beloved “leaning tree.” A landmark for generations, the tree is located just behind the Oriental Institute. According to Richard Bumstead, University Planner for Facilities Services, the tree is now more than 60 percent dead. “Many children play on this tree,” said Bumstead. “We’re very concerned that a branch might crack and someone would get hurt.” To prevent any possible accidents because of the tree’s fragile state, the tree will be removed later this month.
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