Farewell to the Oak
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.