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What is the oldest tree on campus?

March 7, 2011

Oldest tree

Q:  What is the oldest tree on campus?

A:  While its precise age is not known, The Commons has it on good authority that the Enkianthus campanulatus located on the east side of the Admin Building is SU's arboreal elder. Gardener Becki Koukal-Liebe says, “I took an informational campus walk with (SU’s longtime head of Grounds) Ciscoe Morris, and he said the tree had been moved from People’s Park by (Fujitaro) Kubota and that it was the oldest tree on campus.”