Why did the tree cross the road?

Weighing more than 550,000 pounds, the tree was relocated earlier this month to make room for the planned BioMedical Innovations Building.

Nic Durham

A coast live oak, or Quercus agrifolia, estimated to be between 100 and 150 years old has been moved to a plot of land just across Pasteur Drive from where it stood near the Center for Clinical Sciences Research building. Weighing more than 550,000 pounds, the tree was relocated earlier this month to make room for the planned BioMedical Innovations Building, where researchers will work on turning discoveries into treatments and cures. Construction of the building is expected to be done in the fall of 2019.



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