What Kind of Tree Is the Stanford Tree Mascot?

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Stanford University is located in the city of Palo Alto, California. Because of a close relationship between the school and the community, the school created the costumed character in honor of Palo Alto’s official logo, which features the image of “El Palo Alto,” a historically significant, coastal redwood. El Palo Alto stands over 100 feet tall and has been alive for over 1,000 years.

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