Who Knew WashU? 10.15.19

ginkgo trees
Students gather around the ginkgo trees outside Olin Library. (Photo: Joe Angeles/Washington University)

Question: Ginkgo Allée is a corridor of trees on the east side of Olin Library whose leaves turn bright yellow in the fall. How old are the largest trees in Ginkgo Allée?

Answer: C) The largest trees in this historic allée are 96 years old, almost as old as some university buildings. Ginkgo Allée was part of the original campus plan designed by Cope & Stewardson in the early 1900s.

Congrats to this week’s winner, Diane Wittling, a staff member at the Brown School, who will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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