Starting in the Spring of 2016, Wesleyan will be installing a solar field south of the Cady Building on Long Lane. In order to install the solar field, and maximize its functionality, approximately 35 trees will have to be removed. As you can tell from the photos below, many of the trees are already in serious decline.
300 High St. – Cedar
This tree was split almost to the ground and had to be removed for safety reasons.
269 High St – Maple
This tree showed severe rot on the side closest to the house. Over its life the tree had lost many limbs and its main leader. Most of the remaining tree was hanging over the house. We lost a similarly aged maple in the same location, in a storm last spring. All of these factors dictated that the tree be removed before it fell, likely onto the house.
CFA – 1 Ash
During a powerful storm on 5/19/15, a large branch fell on CFA-F, Music Studios (picture #1). After further investigation the tree appeared rotted/hollow, and there was a visible crack from the location of the break, to the base of the tree. It was decided that the tree needed to be removed ASAP. As seen in the 2nd and 3rd photos, the tree was extremely hollow. It was lucky that only one branch fell during the storm.
The President’s House – 1 Maple
During the same storm as above, a Maple was blown over next to the driveway at the President’s House. As you can see in the first photo, the base of this tree was extremely rotted/hollow as well.
Davidson Health Center – 1 Maple
During the same storm as above, a large limb was knocked off a tree on the south side of the Davidson Health Center. The lost limb caused too much damage, and so the rest of the tree had to be removed.
95 Pearl St – 3 Ash Trees
We will be installing a new patio space at this location. The purpose of this patio is to create an outdoor learning and gathering space. Currently the area has some serious drainage issues. Due to this there will be a significant amount of grading and drainage work during the project, this work will damage these trees beyond repair.
Foss Hill – 2 Weeping Cherries
Many of the sidewalks on Foss Hill need to be replaced. We will be starting a project to address these needs. The 2 Weeping Cherries are already in a stressed state and the new sidewalk will severely damage the root system of the trees. These trees need to be removed.
318 High Street – White Pine (2)
These two White Pines are creating safety issues on the sidewalk below, and must be removed.
116 Mt. Vernon – Larch
This Larch must be removed for construction reasons. Due to the installation of a ADA ramp a portion of the trunk has been buried, which will kill the tree.
116 Mt. Vernon – Hemlock (2)
The two Hemlocks in this photo are infected with Woolly Adelgid, which have claimed many Hemlocks at this location.
Malcom X House – Maple
This tree is dying and must be removed. Several limbs have fallen including a large one seen hanging in this photo.
Dying hemlock at “M” building in CFA
Apple tree at 125 Mt Vernon
Birch twin at 202 Washington St
Ash at327 High St
Beech at Foss One
Another beech at Foss One
Dead birch at 170 Long Lane
Hemlock at 202 Washington St driveway
Dead hemlock at 125 Mt Vernon south side
Dying maple in northeast corner of “E” lot on Wyllys Ave
Dying maple at the Daycare at 115 High St
Dying maple at 220 Cross St
Dead maple at Washington Terrace and Wilderman’s Way
Dying maple at the southwest corner of “E” lot on Wyllys Ave
Dead tree between the driveways at 116 and 130 Mt Vernon St
Dead maple at the cemetery on Foss Hill Dr
Dead trees at the rugby field at 170 Long Lane
Three dead hemlocks at 230 Washington St
Dead magnolia at “T” lot on Washington Terrace
Dead hemlock in the back yard of 19 Vine St
Three dead/dying hemlocks in the back yard of 116 Mt Vernon
Hemlock grove in back of 125 Mt Vernon St
Dead hemlock twin near driveway at 116 Mt Vernon
Dead sycamore at B-10 Low Rise on William St
Dangerous maple in back of 160 Cross St
Dying maple at the end of Wyllys Ave
Dead maple at the parking lot of 256 Washington St
Dead maple at the corner of the parking lot at 256 Washington St
Spruce causing mold at 146 High St
Spruce causing roofing problems at 156 High St
Spruce causing roofing and water problems at the main theater in CFA
Dead japanese red maple at World Music Hall on Wyllys Ave
74 Mt Vernon
146 Mt Vernon
Magnolia in T Lot
“C” lot on Church St
Rear Tennis Courts
200 Church Street
79 Lawn Ave
356 Washington St
344 Washington St
316-324 Washington St
Garage 316 Washington St
316 Washington St Dogwood
Rear of Dance Studios 247 Pine Street
215 Long Lane
215 Long Lane
215 Long Lane
344 Washington St Umbrella Pine
255 Pine Parking Lot
The following trees are dangerous to the safety of the Wesleyan community, and need to be removed.