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Quercus lyrata (Overcup Oak)

 
 
<i>Quercus lyrata</i> (Overcup Oak) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 29, 2009
1. Quercus lyrata (Overcup Oak) Marker
Inscription.
This tree is planted as a living
memorial to the faculty and students who
lost their lives in the April 16, 2007
tragedy at Virginia Tech.

 
Erected 2007 by Clemson’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Services and F.A. Batlett Tree Expert Company.
 
Location. 34° 40.767′ N, 82° 50.217′ W. Marker is in Clemson, South Carolina, in Pickens County. Marker is on Calhoun Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in the green space west of Brackett Hall, on the campus of Clemson University. Marker is in this post office area: Clemson SC 29631, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Walter T. Cox, Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Integration with Dignity, 1963 (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Green Clemson (within shouting distance of this marker); First Woman Graduate (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Military Heritage Plaza (about 300 feet away); The Old Tillman Hall Bell (about 300 feet away); Class of 1943 Veterans
Overcup Oak and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 29, 2009
2. Overcup Oak and Marker
(about 300 feet away); Fort Hill (about 700 feet away); Site of the First Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Clemson Agricultural College (about 700 feet away); Fort Hill Plantation Office (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clemson.
 
More about this marker. "Clemson’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Services — in conjunction with Bartlett Tree Experts — will hold a memorial tree planting ceremony at 5 p.m. today on the green next to Tillman Hall, which will honor the victims of the April 16 Virginia Tech massacre." From The Tiger, October 4, 2007.
 
Also see . . .
1. Virginia Tech Massacre. The Virginia Tech Massacre was a school shooting consisting of two separate attacks approximately two hours apart on April 16, 2007, that took place on the campus of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in Blacksburg, Virginia, United States. (Submitted on July 5, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Quercus lyrata. Quercus lyrata (overcup oak) is an oak in the white oak group (Quercus sect. Quercus). (Submitted on July 5, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 856 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 5, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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