Probably Turkey Oaks, European Origin, Species: Quercus cerris

These trees were identified by Dr. Richard Wilkens on October 20, 2008 as a Turkey Oaks, native to Europe. These trees are located on either side of the walkway that leads from the parking lot to the Racanelli Center. Like the other Vanderbilt era trees on the campus, it is possible that they were moved here when they were already mature or they were planted, either in 1878 or circa 1900. If you know anything about these trees, please comment below.

Oak Trees in Winter
Oak Trees in Winter

Detail - Oak Tree Trunk 1
Detail - Oak Tree Trunk 1

Detail - Oak Tree Trunk 2
Detail - Oak Tree Trunk 2

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Last Modified on January 30, 2012, at 02:57 PM by LPR

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