City busy cleaning up after huge Mardi Gras celebration _lowres

Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Beads left over from from carnival hang from a tree on St. Charles Avenue as the streetcar passes. Bead trees can be found on every parade route from uptown, to mid-city to Metairie Wednesday, February 18, 2015.

It's unknown whether the beloved tree on Tulane's campus was imbued with luck, but it is definitely infested with termites.

The tree on on the school's Gibson Quad that features an array of Mardi Gras beads each year will be removed, announced the school. The tree was previously damaged in a lightning strike and is now in danger of falling. 

The school posted images of the tree's damage to social media and asked followers to share their favorite memories. They added to "stay tuned" for the official naming of a new bead tree. 

The school's tradition is for students to toss beads into the tree on the St. Charles Avenue side of campus as they walk back from parades. Many of the beads remain in the tree year-round. 

"Students will throw the beads they don’t want onto the tree for good luck. If they stick, that student will, supposedly, pass all of their classes. Just don’t walk under it during a wind storm," reads a blog about the tree.

The school did not specify a date for the tree's removal.