Roughly 1,200 oak trees on LSU’s campus

The roughly 1,200 oak trees on LSU’s campus are as much a part of the university as are its students, faculty, staff and historic buildings. Steele Burden, LSU’s landscaper from 1932 through 1970, planted many of LSU’s live oak trees, which have been valued at $50 million. Burden’s careful planting was done with the future in mind, a legacy continued by those who endow his majestic work.

 

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