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  • Workers salvage portions of the oak for research and other uses.
    Workers salvage portions of the oak for research and other uses.
    Credit: Caltech
07/14/2017 14:27:39

Farewell to the Oak

Caltech's 400-year-old Engelmann oak has been removed

On July 11, workers dissected Caltech's 400-year-old Engelman oak, which died last year. The wood will be preserved for several uses including: research rounds for GPS paleoclimatology research; historic rounds for display of key science and Caltech milestones; construction of a communal table for the new Red Door Café; and development donor gifts and recognition pieces.

Read more about the history of the oak in Caltech magazine.

A short video showing the removal of the oak can be found here.