Facilities Development & Operations

Tree Removal Update

In the December A&F newsletter, we discussed the need to remove a number of trees on campus due to disease and tree rot. These trees, in their diseased state, created a safety issue for our campus and members of the campus community. In early January the project was completed as planned. The trees were removed and shipped to a lumber mill to ensure a sustainable approach to our urban forest management. 

FD&O has been working with a landscape architecture firm to update the Campus Landscape Master Plan. The Master Plan is intended to provide guidelines for overall campus landscaping, including the replacement of trees removed. A draft of the Landscape Master Plan will be presented to the Campus Planning Board for review this Spring. Once the plan is finalized, the specific species of replacement trees will be determined.

While we do not enjoy removing trees, at times, it is unavoidable in managing our healthy urban forest. The trees that were removed will be put to good use, and we look forward to new and healthy ones that will serve our campus for decades to come.