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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

 

The CFA

 

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.

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

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

*IMAGE PENDING*

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.

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