The Tree House Caper

Remnants of the treehouse

Nature-loving and free spirited Cal Poly Pomona student Mike Taylor worked hard and in secret over the course of two years in the late 1970s as he carefully built a treehouse in a magnificent oak tree behind building 1, which was then the campus administration building. The platform to the treehouse deck was 62 feet above ground. There were no nails in the tree and the treehouse was constructed to meet building code requirements for an exterior deck. It was a perfect place for quiet study and for watching deer and other wildlife pass by. The story is a unique example of Cal Poly Pomona student ingenuity, industriousness and hands-on "learn by doing" approach.