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President Fitts points to the new Bead Three sculpture as Tulane students look on.

Fitts unveils new bead tree sculpture

Sanjali De Silva, Senior Staff Reporter February 19, 2020

After being struck by lightning a few years ago, a termite infection ultimately led to the removal of Tulane’s beloved “bead tree” last spring. Tuesday, University President Mike Fitts held a ceremonial...

Tulanes trees are well-rooted in the universitys past.

Historic “bead tree” removed from Tulane’s campus

Amy Nankin, News Editor May 15, 2019

Tulane University announced that the beloved “bead tree” — a sizeable Nuttall oak tree covered in Mardi Gras beads that became a recognizable feature on campus — was removed from the Academic Quadrangle...

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