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Tree Dedication for Professor Emeritus Stephen Vlastos

Vlastos Tree

On Friday, June 11 at 9am, the University Arborist planted a tree in honor of Professor Emeritus Stephen Vlastos near the southeast corner of Schaeffer Hall just steps away from his long-time office. Former students of Stephen Vlastos, spearheaded by Dr. David Tucker, arranged for the tree to be planted.  They selected a tree based on the advice of the arborist offered and on certain restrictions guiding planting on the Pentacrest. There was an intimate group on hand to watch and help plant the tree in Professor Vlastos' honor.

The tree, a Miyabe Maple, is located in the grassy triangle between the bike parking area and the walkway going up towards the southeast corner of Schaeffer Hall. The miyabe maple has thick, five-lobed, attractive, medium to dark green leaves that remain long into fall, then rapidly change to a pale golden-yellow fall color. It is more branched than other maple varieties which makes it a great shade tree and ideal for the area.


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