The giant white oak tree at the intersection of several paths south of the gap between Moore and Warren Colleges is nothing short of magnificent. No other tree in the arboretum comes close to its 34.5 m (113 ft.) crown spread and it is probably one of the ten tallest trees at Vanderbilt with its height of 28 m (92 ft.). What could be a more fitting mascot for the university that has adopted the white oak leaf
as its symbol!
To learn more about this tree and the history of its surroundings, go to its history page