This Osage orange tree between the iron fence and the east side of Calhoun Hall is the largest on campus. It makes the Top 30 list mostly because of its large diameter of 124 cm (49 in.). It's "only" 17 m (56 ft.) tall - about half the height of our tallest oaks. This tree was featured on pg. 22 of The Trees of Vanderbilt
Osage oranges have several distinctive features. Perhaps the most noticeable feature of this particular tree is the orange inner bark
that shows through where the bark is cracked. You won't see the strange lumpy green fruits
under this tree, however, since it's a male.