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Colonnade Oak PRE-ORDER SPRING 2018
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Colonnade Oak PRE-ORDER SPRING 2018

Your very own sapling white oak tree, grown from acorns collected from one of two white oaks on Washington and Lee's historic colonnade. Plant a tree in your lawn that will be a direct descendant of those that have graced the colonnade lawn for more than a century. Each sapling comes with an information card and growth guide as well as a certificate of authenticity.

"Colonnade Oaks" is a student-founded business launched by Washington and Lee students in spring 2017. Support Washington and Lee entrepreneurship and our creative young men and women!

“For me, every Fall term at W&L feels like I’m sitting right at home. As the air begins to cool from the heat of Summer, the trees that dot our campus slowly turn to those natural colors of Fall, forming a brilliant display of light and imagery. The old ash shifts to yellow, the sugar maples glow orange, and the oaks burn a breathless shade of red. Year-to-year, the way this scenery unfolds to our eyes, the way our University’s greenery falls into its natural dormancy, forms the essence of how Colonnade Oaks first began.

As I walked to my Chemistry classes in the early months of September and October, I would stop several times a week to pick up a few fallen acorns that lay on the sidewalks of the Colonnade. During the rest of the cold months of the year, I began to cultivate these seeds into small, healthy oak saplings indoors. I realized the true value of what I had when I explained to a few visiting alumni that the oaks I’ve grown indeed represent a living, breathing, genetically exact organism to those that inhabit the Colonnade of W&L.

It was in this exact moment that I understood how I can share the gift of the Colonnade to the many people who also hold W&L near and dear to their hearts. By cultivating a noble oak from those rooted along the grounds of the Colonnade, I share the ability for people to watch a true form of W&L’s life and soul thrive on the property of their own home. To observe the oak as it cues into the changing seasons and burns a brilliant red, or to relax and bathe under its shade on a hot summer day, the countless and priceless qualities inherent to this special tree are truly intangible. With the help of Colonnade Oaks, we can remember this University in a truly unique and extraordinary way throughout the rest of our lives.”
Dashiell Dericks ‘18

Additional shipping of $20.00 for each tree. Some locations may require Next or Second Day Air to ensure timely delivery.

PRE-ORDER ONLY. TREES WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE APRIL 2018.


Item: 2006863
Price: $55.00


   

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Ingenious idea Thursday, July 27, 2017
Really looking forward to planting my own piece of W&L history right in my own yard. Great idea!



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