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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 –  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

October 2016

CFA – Ash Trees (4) In the main courtyard at the CFA, we have to remove 4 Ash Trees.  These 4 have been in decline for several years.  Recently a large branch fell across the sidewalk, and so 4 Trees will have to be removed.   CFA – Beech Tree This tree, on the North side […]

I know this Blog’s purpose is to inform the community about tree removals but I couldn’t help sharing how much work we have done recently to restore our tree and shrub population.  Please click on the link below to see an image that shows everything we have planted since 2014.  Almost 200 plants!   Tree […]

August/September 2016

August/September 2016 300 High St. – Unfortunately the large Beech tree at 300 High St will have to come down.  The tree is in severe decline and recently lost a large limb above the sidewalk.  There is a lot of deadwood in the tree and the proximity to the building and the sidewalk is concerning. […]

Solar Array Installation 2016

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 […]

December 2015

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 […]

May/June 2015

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 […]

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