On July 8th, a thunderstorm rolled through East Lansing and brought down an oak tree on the MSU campus that had been there for more than 350 years. The tree was near the MSU Museum in the West Circle area. According to the Free Press, it's likely this tree was 200 years old when MSU was first established in 1855.

At this point, most of the tree's trunk and some limbs have been taken away to a spot behind the power plant on campus. It will probably stay there until next spring when the MSU Shadows program will use the wood to produce and sell products like furniture and cutting boards.

I'd buy one of those cutting boards.

Here's the story with some photos - including one with a sadly reflective Sparty.

 

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