The Gazette publishes story on ginkgo tree

The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette wrote a story about the historic ginkgo tree located outside of Garner President’s House. 

The tree, believed to be the largest of its kind in Iowa, sustained damage from the storm. The Cornell facilities crew says it is still yet to be seen if it will survive. President Jonathan Brand was quoted in the story saying:

“It’s heartbreaking to see a beloved tree — one that is older than the college itself and wonder whether it will survive. I can’t even imagine Cornell without it. This massive ginkgo, the largest in the state of Iowa, has proudly weathered every storm for 170 years on this Iowa Hilltop. Then to have its very existence compromised in under an hour — words can’t capture how I feel. That said, if there is a tree that will overcome this disaster, it will definitely be our ginkgo.”