The clever, clever folks of the Virginia Tech Environmental Coalition thought up a brilliant way to bring more visibility to Stadium Woods: name one of the trees after Stephen Colbert! How does that possibly make sense, you ask? Look no further than the flyer for the event, which is coming up fast: Tuesday May 1, from 4:00 – 4:45 pm.
The Almighty Colbert Oak is the essence of American Patriotism. He who lived through the American Revolution, the Civil War, and the development of our grand nation will fight to survive the fools whose ignorance threatens to tragically destroy him!
On May 1 we will officially name one of Stadium Woods’ over 300-year-old white oaks Quercus Omnipotens colberticas, which translates to “almighty Colbert oak.” VT TV will film the event, and a Comedy Central camera crew may as well. (We’ll know for sure by April 26.) Unfortunately Mr. Colbert will not attend due to his show‘s shooting schedule. If the Colbert Report crew has scheduling conflicts, we will send our footage to them, which should be aired in a later episode of the show.
Meet us at 4:00 on May 1 behind the Washington Street tennis courts on the Virginia Tech campus. The ceremony will last about 45 minutes. For the latest details, please see the corresponding Facebook event: Virginia Tech on the Colbert Report!