The tallest tree on the campus of Michigan State College is not holding that title.
The very properly-recognized daybreak redwood that’s been standing inside the W.J. Beal Botanical Gardens since 1954 acquired a 20-foot trim off the highest. Officers say it wanted to get executed to save lots of the tree and delay its life after being struck by lightning.
Frank Telewski, Director of the W.J. Beal Botanical Backyard says it’s one of many unique timber grown from seeds gathered after an exhibition to china within the 1940’s from a small grove of timber considered extinct from earth.
“Therefore we name it the widespread identify, the daybreak redwood, sort of like from the daybreak of time. It’s not fairly the daybreak of time, nevertheless it’s a dwelling fossil and it’s a really previous tree so far as far as vegetation on the planet goes.”
For MSU alumni like Carolyn Miller, the trim was a choice she grudgingly agrees with.
“Each time we lose a tree it’s a little heartbreaking, however this one has such significance that it’s much more heartbreaking, ha ha…”
As a result of this tree is so particular to campus, discussions are underway on what to do with the 20 ft of tree that was taken from the highest.