A new tree for the campus

Having stood proudly for more than a hundred years, one the most impressive trees on campus had to be felled in late September.

The beech in front of the main campus entrance fell victim to fungal blight. The large mushrooms at the foot of the tree were only an external symptom; the fungus had been attacking the root system for years. As a result, the tree was classified as being almost completely dead and its stability called into question.

On Wednesday, November 18, Dr. Henneke Lütgerath, a member of the Supervisory Board since 2001, generously donated a field maple to be planted as a replacement. The new tree is about 20 years old and seven meters tall.