Tulane's Bead Tree to come down --

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Tulane's Bead Tree to come down --

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Survived a lightning strike, but is in bad shape.

https://twitter.com/Tulane/status/11283 ... 96352?s=20

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well that's gonna go over poorly with my kids.

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MattK wrote:well that's gonna go over poorly with my kids every Tulanian.
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School supposedly going to name a new tree. Bead trees aren't named, they are born.

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Per a reply to a Facebook post from a local (who lurks here in fact), the tree is already gone. It was apparently in really bad shape.

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I wonder if the beads contributed to the tree being in bad shape.

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Private Joker wrote:I wonder if the beads contributed to the tree being in bad shape.
Seems unlikely; it got struck by lighting and then infested with termites.

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My understanding is that the beads had done major damage to the tree before the lightning and termites. I don’t really know. I do know I was at a table with all Tulane people last night And all are hoping the bead tree does not come back
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WaveProf wrote:My understanding is that the beads had done major damage to the tree before the lightning and termites. I don’t really know. I do know I was at a table with all Tulane people last night And all are hoping the bead tree does not come back
By "Tulane people", presumably you mean uptight professor types? Any of those who dislike the bead tree actually support athletics? Just curious.

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This old guy thought the bead tree was pretty damn cool. I just wish we had thought of it in the 70s.
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TUPF wrote:This old guy thought the bead tree was pretty damn cool. I just wish we had thought of it in the 70s.
Don't thing you were thinking too much about beads in the 70's... 8) … were you?

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Actually, we did think about the beads in the 70's; we just used them to cover the basketball court after the first basket on the weekend before Mardi Gras. watching the grins on the team members was hilarious, and worth the technical.

Too bad there were people who probably needed massive doses of miralax that developed bigger threats. Can buy off players to come to your program, but don't let the fans throw beads onto the court one time each season....
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Not professor types. It was housing/dorm people (one of whom is a relatively recent alum). They were convinced it was what started killing the tree I’m not saying they are correct.
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“We will expect success in all endeavors and be prepared to assess and hold ourselves accountable when we aren't successful. Tulane is a top 40 academic institution and it should expect nothing less from its athletic department.” --Troy Dannen 11.5.16

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When did this become a thing?
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gerryb323 wrote:When did this become a thing?
The tree used to get a decent amount of beads in my day (early 90s) just because it was near the most commonly walked path from St. Charles to campus, but it wasn't really known as "a thing" and I don't think it got nearly the volume it got recently. I think it really became known widely due to social media and Tulane realizing it was a unique thing that they could photograph to use in their promotions and publications.

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Social Media killed the tree - :shock:

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sr wrote:Social Media killed the tree - :shock:
While typed in snark, that may be not entirely untrue. There seems to be a story every few months about some famous site somewhere being destroyed by tourists who are coming just to take a selfie and causing undue stress on it (whatever it is). Sounds stupid but it's probably worse than it was before the "look where I visited" age.

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PeteRasche wrote:
sr wrote:Social Media killed the tree - :shock:
While typed in snark, that may be not entirely untrue. There seems to be a story every few months about some famous site somewhere being destroyed by tourists who are coming just to take a selfie and causing undue stress on it (whatever it is). Sounds stupid but it's probably worse than it was before the "look where I visited" age.
This phrase joins so many in a similar vein:

Twas beauty, killed the beast
Video killed the radio star
Curiosity killed the cat
Sparrow killed cöck robin
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From R. Campanella - Requiem to the Bead Tree

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