This is a virtual beis medrash. A Beis Medrash is greater than a Shul. A Shul is like the Beis Hamikdash. One is not allowed to have a tree in the Beis Hamikdash, so kal vachomer not in a beis medrash.

You will claim that this only a virtual tree, so it shouldn't be a problem. I'll answer that this beis medrash is also only virtual. So our logo is now a virtual Asheira.

Good Going guys.

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    Leitz,, where have I seen your gravatar before?
    – Seth J
    Feb 22 '13 at 2:15
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    I'm pretty sure this is a Virtual Beit Midrash.
    – Double AA Mod
    Feb 22 '13 at 2:45

You will note that the tree stands at the top of the page -- at the entrance, you might say. That's different from one that's inside the hall.

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    Actually the prohibition on planting a tree in the Mikdash is really on all of the Azara (courtyard, where the outer altar was) not just in the building.
    – Double AA Mod
    Feb 22 '13 at 4:24

I would say that the logo is an etz chaim. An asherah looks like this (don't look if you don't want to pollute your eyes . . .)

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