The Landscape Services Arboricultural Staff assesses the health and structural integrity of the campus trees on a continuing basis. Additionally, Dr. Don Ham, Emeritus Professor of Forestry and Natural Resources, is consulted in situations where analysis or treatment options are particularly critical. Tree removal recommendations are only made following an in-depth evaluation process and assessment of alternatives to removal. All trees slated for removal are identified to the campus community along with a description of the reasons for removal. Trees currently scheduled for removal are listed below. Trees requiring removal because of new building construction or utilities work may also be listed below along with an explanation of the reasons for removal. Trees that must be removed due to construction are evaluated for transplant elsewhere on campus and/or recycled as mulch for use on campus. It is university practice to plant two trees for every tree removed.
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Tree 6765 is a very large white oak with advanced decay and must be removed immediately out of safety concerns.
Twenty-four trees, including (5) Yoshino Cherries, (9) Willow Oaks and (10) Southern Magnolias, will be removed beginning in February 2014 and into the summer to accommodate the construction of the new Watt Family Innovation Center and associated underground utilities.
Tree 3822 is a 42-inch deodar cedar located at the north side of Sirrine Hall. Several years ago the tree was cabled to mitigate various risk factors. It now poses a significant risk of failure and must be removed.
Tree 3351 is a 24-inch white oak in a row of five along Cherry Road across from Godley Snell. This tree is dead and must be removed.
Tree 1904 is a 39-inch white oak immediately in front of Brackett Hall. The tree has fruiting bodies at several locations. Testing shows extensive decay along the circumference of the tree base. The tree must be removed.
Tree 4882 is a 36-inch water oak located below the Alumni Center. It has extensive internal decay based on manual assessment and sounding of the trunk. It is recommended for removal.
Tree 1540 is a 32-inch water oak near the service entrance to Schilletter that has been in decline for years. It has internal decay and on-going squirrel damage. It is located over an adjacent walk and service drive and must be removed.
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