A Mystery of Olympic Proportions


It should be 40 feet tall – perhaps taller – its sturdy limbs reaching high into the Colorado sky. Its familiar leaves should be providing shade on hot summer days, and acorns should cover the ground beneath its expanse every autumn. But it’s not there – not where it should be, at least. It should be near Johnson Hall on Colorado State University’s famed Oval, standing guard over the most-historic part of the campus.