The pink tree stumps along Wilson Road are not some fine arts project
 
gone astray; rather they represent a minor ripple in the wave of beautification and extension projects throughout campus.
 
The colorful stumps were originally sturdy locus trees that didn’t fit the overall landscaping plans for the Wilson Road remodel, said James Stone, construction engineer with Capital Planning and Development.
 
Eventually, the stumps and the concrete bases will be removed. Stone said leaf trees with a more natural base will be replanted. This landscaping style is a part of the University’s larger goal of creating open green s paces, and a pedestrian friendly mall and interior campus, he said.
 
Construction is scheduled to be completed in conjunction with the Compton Union Building.