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This tree, which sprouted before 1800, was one of the few trees on campus that predated Vanderbilt University. It is described in the
Original Trees of Vanderbilt
page of the
Vanderbilt Arboretum website
. Its fall in 1989 and the destruction it wreaked Old Central is described in
The Vanderbilt Register vol.X no.2 p.5 (Sep. 15, 1989)
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This ancient bur oak grew next to Old Central, the oldest building in campus. It was blown over in a storm on 1989-06-18.
sec. Vanderbilt 1989
common name: bur oak
Identification remarks: Vanderbilt Register 10 (2):5 (Sep. 15, 1989) states that the tree was a bur oak.
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, US
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whole tree (or vine) - general
bark - of a large tree
Vanderbilt 1989 =
McDonald, Susan, 1989. Vanderbilt Register 10 (2):5 (Sep. 15, 1989). Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, US.
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