"A few years ago I heard an intelligent visitor at Notre Dame, a lady of exquisite taste, say that the scenery of our surroundings had been irretrievably injured by the ruthless destruction of all the former trees. Not a single monarch of the forest now stands between us and South Bend. Even the beautiful St. Joseph Lake has been rudely stripped of her ancient crown of oaks and only a ring of modern saplings is left in their place. Only in the beautiful grove surrounding the Scholasticate (H.C. Seminary) and lying west of the professed House have been left any of the antique lords of the Indian hunting grounds."
-- Scholastic, 6:29 p. 225.