OSU's 'Trysting Tree' Honored

AP | April 2, 2012 3:17 a.m. | Updated: July 17, 2012 1:01 a.m. | Corvallis, OR

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A tree on the Oregon State University campus with a reputation for romance is being honored as a state heritage tree.

The gray poplar was planted in 1982 from a cutting from the original tree known as the “trysting tree.” It was a meeting place for couples on campus going back almost to its origins as Oregon Agricultural College.

An OSU news release on the KVAL website (http://is.gd/6IBK9w ) says it was the lovers’ lane of its day and was said to have a magical effect on students — especially in the springtime.

It’s being recognized in a ceremony Friday for the Oregon Heritage Tree Program.


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