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December 2018

The following trees will have to be removed:

86 Lawn Ave – Red Maple

This tree is in decline and has repeatedly dropped dead branches.



157 Church St – 2 Norway Maples

Both of these trees are severe decline and need to be removed.



125 Mt. Vernon – Hemlock

This tree is dead and needs to be removed.



330 High St – 3 Ash

These trees have been severely damaged by the Emerald Ash Borer and need to be removed.



Olin Library – Honey Locust

This tree needs to be removed for several reasons.  The proximity to the adjacent sidewalk has created a tripping hazard.  The tree is also too close to the building.  Additionally, pending  construction work in the area will cause irreversible damage to the tree.



356 Washington St – Sugar Maple

This tree is in severe decline and needs to be removed.

November 2018

November 2018

The following trees have been flagged for removal. Many have fallen victim to the Emerald Ash Borer.  Others are likely the result of prolonged periods of drought over the past 3 years.


B-Lot – 2 Maples



C-Lot – 1 Maple



200 Church – Ash – Emerald Ash Borer



20 Lawn – Ash – Emerald Ash Borer, Maple



330 High – 3 Ash – Emerald Ash Borer



318 High – 1 Maple, 1 Pine



High Rise – 1 Maple, 5 Ash – Emerald Ash Borer


Freeman Athletic Center – 2  Birch, 5 Ash – Emerald Ash Borer



168 Cross – 2 Ash – Emerald Ash Borer



118 Knowles – Maple



324 Washington – Maple

EAB – November 2018

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) – EAB is making its presence known on our campus.  We are currently undertaking the removal of small Ash trees that have been damaged to a point of no return.  Below are a few examples of trees that are being removed.  Simultaneously, we will be treating a handful of larger Ash trees around campus that may have the potential to survive.  Fingers crossed, and as usual, we will attempt to plant a tree for every tree that is removed.

Fauver Courtyard

Freeman South

August 2018


The following trees will have to be removed.  There are many environmental factors in play including:

-Emerald Ash Borer

-Gypsy Moth Caterpillars

-Sustained periods of drought-like conditions over the past 3 years


As always, it will be our goal this Fall to replace every tree we remove, with a new planting.


Jackson Field – Ash

20 Lawn – Maple

34 Lawn – Ash and Maple

CFA Green – Ash and Maple (2)

330 High St – Ash and Japanese Maple

Shanklin – English Oak

65 Peal – Maple (2)

T-Lot – Maple

23 Woodman – Maple and Spruce

B-Lot – Beech

162 Church – Elm (2)

301 High – White Birch

Clark Hall – Tulip


June – 2018

330 High St – Ash

We are seeing an increase in the presence of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) on campus.  It seems this tree is a victim of EAB.

College Row – Elms (2)

It appears that we have 2 more victims to the dreaded Dutch Elm Disease.  We have been treating our elms annually to try and prevent Dutch Elm, but there is only so much we can do.  These 2 trees will be removed ASAP.  We will continue our planting of Hybrid Elms in an effort to continue to maintain, and build, our Elm population.

March – 2018

A strong wind and rain storm blew through campus on Friday, March 2nd.  Several trees were blown over, and some large branches were snapped off.  Below are a few images of trees we lost, as well as one large White Pine in the CFA, that suffered significant structural damage.

CFA – White Pine

A large leader off of this White Pine, snapped and fell in the strong winds.  The loss of the leader left the tree structurally compromised.  The tree was completely removed.  Plans are already in the works for a replacement.

November 2017

During a recent storm there was significant tree damage around campus.  Below are a few trees that were impacted during the storm.


Clark Hall – 

You can see from the photo that tree is leaning dramatically.  The root system on the tree was compromised, and is not safe to leave standing.


C-Lot – 

One of the two main leaders on this tree fell during the storm.  The remaining tree is unbalanced and will be removed for safety.


163 High St –

This tree has been in decline for some time, and lost another leader in the storm.  All signs indicate the tree has deteriorated beyond saving.


344 Washington St – 

These trees are in serious decline, and stand between two residences.  After noticing a few limbs that fell in the storm, we investigated further and found that they need to be removed entirely.

Summer 17 – Round 2

Campus Wide

This is our second round of tree removal for the summer.  In most cases, the trees will have to be removed because they are dead, or dying, and pose a hazard to the community.


230-240 Washington St.

Long Lane

202 Cross St

34 Lawn Ave

Olin Library – This tree is one of our beloved Elms.  Unfortunately it has Dutch Elm disease.

CFA – T-Lot

Summer Tree Removal

Campus Wide

We are starting to see the impact that 2 years of drought has had on our campus tree canopy.  Pictured below are photos of the trees to be included in our first round of removal this summer.  Many of these trees are completely dead, others have shown steady decline, and have become hazardous to the community.

In preparation we planted over 40 trees this Spring, more to come in the Fall.


Upper Long Lane Athletic Fields

Foss 8

Long Lane Property

Foss Hill


Foss 1






202 Cross St

January 2017

Butterfield Complex – 1-10-17

On the West side of Butterfield C we will be pruning, and removing, a number of trees.  All of these removals are due to either structure clearance or failing health.  Many of the trees are too close to the building, this creates many risks, including limbs or entire trees falling onto the building.

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