Historic University Stump to be Removed

A historic OU landmark will be removed this week from campus. If you’re a current student or Alumni at the University of Oklahoma, you’ve probably walked by it on your way to class.

The ‘Pe-et Elm’ Stump, Which was planted by Oklahoma’s first president David Ross Boyd over 100 years ago. It’s a landmark that has been a staple of OU history.

The tree was cut down in 2006 due to disease and old age, but the stump remained. Similar reasons have led the university to remove the stump completely.

Decay and rotting wood have left pieces of the stump just lying around, posing a danger to people walking by.

OU is planning to memorialize the tree and it’s significance in the future.

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