I wanted you to know that I enjoyed reading the “Campus’ Living
Classroom” (Winter 1999) in my Wittenberg Magazine and was so pleased
to see “my” tree listed and illustrated.
In the spring of 1967, my college roommate and I asked Emerson Reck if we
could plant a tree on campus as a parting gift to our alma mater.
Emerson thought it was a fine idea, so we planted the Colorado Blue Spruce
that is in the center of campus, near the Seal, and there she still sits.
I got all nostalgic upon reading the article and even dug out some photos that
Murph (my roommate) and I took on that sunny afternoon in May.
Our original intention was that when the tree was large enough, it could be
decorated with Christmas lights during the season.
John P. Pirozzi, ’67