- This cottonwood tree was struck by lightning in a summer storm that passed over the
A woman carrying an umbrella and walking down the mall at the center of campus
2 blocks away
reported a painful tingling feeling in the little finger of her umbrella hand right
before she heard the boom from the lightning strike.
- A year after this happened, the tree was in poor health and had to be cut down. It
used to stand in line with 2 other cottonwood trees just north of the tennis courts.
- View from NW side showing debris on ground and no apparent damage to top of tree.