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Olin – Elm

Olin Library – Elm

We have been trying to keep this Elm alive for several years, unfortunately it is time to have it removed.  We have fertilized it and treated it for Dutch Elm every year in recent history.  The tree was tested for Dutch Elm and no Dutch Elm disease was found.  It’s a real shame to see this one go.

PAC Renovation

The following trees all need to be removed in preparation for the PAC Renovation Project.







Red Oak

Sweet Gums


We will finally be removing some dead trees around campus, as well as removing some storm damaged trees from last year.

Wes Press215 Long Lane – Unfortunately we have lost several trees in the area of the Wes Press building on Long Lane.  Some of these trees were severely injured in wind storms last summer.  Additionally, there are several Ash trees that we killed by the Emerald Ash Borer.


284 High St – Sugar Maple

Last summer we had a severe windstorm move through campus.  At the time we went through and cleaned up as much as we could.  We are now in the process of going back and fully removing compromised trees.  The Sugar Maple on the left of this photo lost one of it’s main leaders and the rest will be removed.


210 Cross St – Norway Spruce

This was another tree lost to a big wind storm last summer.  The root ball is a monster.  It should be very a very interesting removal to witness.

Hot Water Project – Phase 2 Tree Removal and Relocation

In coordination with Phase 2 of the Campus Hot Water Conversion Project we will be relocating 5 trees from the McKelvey Green on College Row.  These 5 trees are trees that were planted within the last few years and have a great chance to be relocated successfully.  In addition to these relocations, 2 Pear trees will be removed to allow for the pipe installation.


College Row – Pears (2)

The two Pear trees in the image below are too large to be relocated and will be removed for hot water pipe installation.


College Row – Accolade Elm

This Accolade Elm will be relocated to the area SW of Foss 8.  This area has lost a few large trees to storms over the last several years.  The Elm will have plenty of room to grow and thrive in it’s new home.


College Row – Linden

This Linden will be relocated to the NE corner of Foss 7.  We lost a large tree to a windstorm here last year.


College Row – Red Maple

This Red Maple will be relocated to the SE corner of Foss 8.  Several large trees were removed from this area several years ago.  The Red Maple will anchor the corner of Foss 8 and will have great conditions to grow and thrive.


College Row – Red Oak

This Red Oak will be relocated across the sidewalk to the west of the Red Maple listed above.  Again this is an area that has lost several trees over the past few years.  The Oak will have plenty of room to grow and will be a great addition to the tree canopy along the Admissions tour route.


College Row – Sugar Maple

This Sugar Maple is striking in Fall and would make a great addition to any large open space around campus.  This particular tree will move to the North side of the Foss 5 Lounge.  Again we have lost several trees in this area recently and this Sugar Maple will be visible from the Admissions tour route, as well as any vehicles traveling on Foss Hill Drive.


Additional Photo

The image below gives a better indication of where 4 of the 5 trees are currently located.  The new hot water pipe will run along this tree line.


The great part about locating these trees is that we get to revitalize other areas of campus in coordination with the project.  Additionally, once Phase 2 is complete, trees will be replanted on College Row.

Linked below is a map that summarizes the new locations for the trees, as well as some other tree planting/relocating that will be completed over the next couple of months.

Relocation and Planting Map 4-22-21

July 2020

284 High St – Elm

This Elm has bee infected with Dutch Elm Disease and needs to be removed.


Butterfield/Huber Ave – Norway Maple

This maple has serious decay at the base of the tree.  Due to the tree’s proximity to the Butterfield Dorm Complex, this tree needs to be removed.


170 Mt Vernon – Dogwood

This Dogwood is in serious decline and is very close to the house.  Unfortunately this tree needs to be removed.

December 2019

The following trees are scheduled for removal:


Exley – Sugar Maple – This tree is in severe decline.  Many limbs have dropped in recent months, and the tree is adjacent to a sidewalk.  You can see in the photo a couple broken, hanging limbs.  For safety reasons this tree needs to be removed.


Hall-Atwater – Hornbeam – This tree is also in severe decline.  Many limbs have dropped over the past couple of years.  This tree is adjacent to 2 sidewalks, a loading dock area, and is very close to the building .  For these reasons this tree needs to be removed.


22 Lawn – Elm – This Elm tree is dead and needs to be removed.


Film Studies/Zilkha Gallery – 1 Sugar Maple, 3 Ash – The 3 Ash trees are victims of the Emerald Ash Borer.  The Sugar Maple has been in decline for a couple years and is next to a sidewalk.  The Sugar Maple has recently dropped several limbs, and you can see a lot of dead wood near the top of the tree.  All 4 of these trees need to be removed.


267 Court – Norway Maple – This tree dropped several large limbs in a recent storm.  The limbs damaged adjacent fencing, and the tree is very close to the city sidewalk. The tree is in severe decline, and because of its location, needs to be removed.


Foss 7 – White Pine – This tree is in severe decline and has dropped several limbs recently.  The tree is next to a sidewalk and needs to be removed.

In conjunction with the Senior CA’s, and the Sustainability Office, a new tree has been planted in the Fauver/Bennet Courtyard.  If you follow this blog regularly, which I’m sure you do, you would know that an Ash tree had fallen victim to the dreaded Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) just last year in this location.  The loss of the Ash tree gave us the opportunity to plant a new Sycamore on Friday, September 27th.  Digging conditions were tough but we made it through.  The team was led by Simone Roberts-Payne, with major contributions by Ayana Dudley, Zach Zavalick and Katie Shewfelt.

Check out the photos and feel free to stop the tree to say hello.



August 2019

Foss 9 – Sugar Maple – This Tree is about 50% deadwood and hangs over a very busy sidewalk.


Foss 5 – Beech – This tree is in severe decline and is close to a sidewalk and the building.


VVO – Sugar Maple – This tree is in severe decline and needs to be removed


Butterfield – White Pines (2) – These 2 trees are in severe decline and need to be removed.


63 Home Ave – Ash – This tree is a victim of the Emerald Ash Borer.


256 High – Ash – Another victim of the Emerald Ash Borer.


Freeman Athletic Center – Norway Maple – Our athletic department has requested that this tree be removed.

June 2019

Emerald Ash Borer – The following trees have fallen victim to the EAB.  They will be removed.

200 Church St




28 Wyllys Ave


281 High St


Dutch Elm Disease – Dutch Elm has claimed another one of our beloved Elms.  This tree will be removed immediately.

College Row


Building Clearance – Honey Locust (2) – These 2 trees need to be removed for building clearance.

Foss 1

February 2019

*Tree Planting* – Planning is underway to replace all the trees listed below.  When applicable, these trees will be replaced by a similar species in a close proximity.  Our hope is that, while we may lose one tree, we can bring it back to life somewhere else.


Foss Hill – Sugar Maple

This Sugar Maple has been in decline for some time and needs to be removed.  The tree has lost numerous large limbs over the last few years, and is mostly hollow.


Power Plant – Sugar Maple and Ash

This sugar maple lost a few large limbs in the recent ice storm.  The loss of limbs alerted us to the fact that this tree in mostly dead, and needs to be removed.

This Ash tree shows an obvious presence of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB).  As a result of EAB, the tree is dead and needs to be removed.


Shanklin/Hall-Atwater – Oak, Cedar, Norway Maple

This Oak has been in decline for many years, and needs to be removed.  The main leader has broken off, and there is an obvious amount of tip die-back.

This summer many of the sidewalks to the east of Shanklin and Hall-Atwater need to be replaced.  The Norway Maple and Cedar, shown in the picture below, are very close to the sidewalk and will be compromised by the construction.  They will need to be removed.


Malcolm X – Ash

This ash tree is almost completely hollow, and there are obvious signs of rot.  This tree needs to be removed.

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