the new west parking lot in the 1990's, Reed managed to protect some of
the old Douglas firs along Botsford Drive (in the NW corner of the map).
Most of the other trees in this area have been planted more recently following
the completion of the parking lot and the construction of Kaul Auditorium.
The three London
plane trees on the north side of the sports center all rise vertically
for about 20 feet and then angle sharply to the south, like British footmen
bowing stiffly from the waist. The bend is presumably due to a phototropic
effect that prompted the trees to change their growth once they had climbed
out of the shadow from the sports center.