Friday, April 11, 2008

Star Trees


Five giant Sequoias were planted in 1942 to honor Willamette University's 100th anniversary. They are referred to as the “Star Trees", as they were planted symmetrically, so that their tops form a five-point star framing the sky. They are reported to be the tallest trees on any U.S. university campus. The Star Trees are located north of Willamette University's Waller Hall along State Street (across from the Capitol).

2 comments:

Jana said...

How cool, great shot!

Anonymous said...

My son and I saw a very large raccoon coming down from one of the giant trees in August 2008 after dropping my daughter off to start college. That raccoon gave my boy a start, and he ran to the car as fast as he could.