Ok, this doesn't have anything directly to do with the study of History or Politics, except perhaps in the sense that "everything is history," but we couldn't help notice that a lot of trees are coming down at AU. Here is the view looking North from Founder's Hall. If you look closely, you can see 7 stumps, including the large one that has been standing for a couple of weeks to the left of the arch. I think we lost a couple of Catawbas, an elegant old pine, and two or three oaks. On the bright side, Eagle Walk is finally starting to recover from the loss of a whole row of shade trees last summer: several new picnic tables have been installed, each with two or three trees around them. AU's campus is almost an arboretum, so let's hope these trees are replaced with something equally attractive.