Who Knew WashU? 11.15.16

Oak Allee in the 1970s. New trees, to be planted this fall, will restore the iconic pathway to its original vision.
Oak Allee in the 1970s. New trees planted this fall will restore the iconic pathway to its original vision. 

Question: How long are the newly planted Chinkapin oak trees along historic Oak Allee, the path connecting Brookings Quadrangle to Graham Chapel, expected to live?


Answer: C) Currently 6 years old and 14 feet tall, the Chinkapin oak trees in Oak Allee are expected to live 150 years or more. They will restore landscape architect Fredrick Law Olmsted’s original vision for the path.

Congrats to this week’s winner, Todd Farr, of the Sam Fox School, who will receive an “I Knew WashU!” luggage tag!

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