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Tree topples into Fenton Hall



High winds pushed a California Incense Cedar onto Fenton Hall at 1 a.m. on Thursday, communications specialist Laura McGinnis said.

The University of Oregon is working to estimate the number in damages, but McGinnis said the first step is to examine the building.

“The plan is to inspect the damage,” McGinnis said. “It is unclear what will have to be done other than removing the tree. On the plus side, it happened in the middle of the night and no one was injured.”

McGinnis said the tree was about 100 years old and fell on the part of the building that stores older UO books, so no one was affected.

The UO’s Facebook page posted a status that said the university will hire a crane to remove the tree in the next few days.


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Olivia Decklar is a videographer for the Daily Emerald. You can catch her listening to Hamilton the Musical at full volume any day of the week.