In what will be a ‘re-leaf’ for many students, timber from the toppled historical Reed Hall tree will be made into a commemorative seat and table on campus.
The iconic leaning Monterey pine, which was brought over from California in the 1830s and thought to be one of the original plantings in the UK, fell overnight in the early hours of Feburary 8, following strong winds due to Storm Imogen.
While some students have labelled it “a-corny” decision, many are appreciative of the University’s gesture.
Final-year English student Sarah Gough commented: “Tree trauma is always shocking, but it’s nice that the University are finally thinking about the lack of available seating.”
Following clearance of the fallen tree, the Reed footpath leading down from the bus stop has now been reopened.