Campus Tree Falls Unexpectedly

by Trinity Littleton

Tuesday, October 1, 2019, the quiet campus of Judson College was quickly disrupted. At approximately 3 p.m., right before the first volleyball match against Mississippi University for Women, one of the trees in front of the library fell. AJ McKay happened to be around when the fall occurred.

“I predicted it was going to fall earlier that day, so I wasn’t totally surprised when it did! A few hours later, I was walking over to Tucker and heard an alarmingly loud noise. I looked back in time to see half of the tree crash into the ground right in front of the library. I just kind of stared, shocked. Luckily no one was under it!” she said.

AJ revisited the site with some friends and snapped a few pictures. Kate Wright, editor of “The Triangle,” stood next to the tree for reference of size. Asking around, I received responses from many who believed that the tree may have been a live oak. Whatever type of tree it was, it was beautiful and the change of it being gone was much more drastic than what I imagined. Pictured below are just a couple of pictures taken by students as the tree was in the process of being cleaned up.

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