This area in
front of Eliot Hall includes the college's only yellowwood, which is considered
a rare tree in Portland. And, just a few steps away from that, you'll
find Reed's only bur oak.
The most interesting
tree, perhaps, is the Norway maple beside the sculpture. The tree was
hit by a car when it was younger and the injury split the bark and allowed
the interior of the trunk to rot. But the tree continues to grow despite
being mostly hollow and having a scar that spirals around the trunk.