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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.

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December 2015

300 High St. – Cedar

This tree was split almost to the ground and had to be removed for safety reasons.

1-5-16 Cedar 300 High


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.

1-5-16 Maple Pres House


May/June 2015

CFA – 1 Ash

6-1-15 CFA Ash 1 6-1-15 CFA Ash2 6-1-15 CFA Ash3

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

6-1-15 Pres House Maple 1 6-1-15 Pres House Maple 2

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

6-1-15 Health Center - 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

before 3

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

6-1-15 Foss Hill Wheeping 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.



January 2015

1-13-15 - 318 High - White Pines - 1

318 High Street – White Pine (2)

These two White Pines are creating safety issues on the sidewalk below, and must be removed.

1-13-15 - 116 Mt. Vernon - Larch - 11-15-15 - 116 Mt. Vernon - Larch - 2

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.

1-13-15 - 116 Mt. Vernon - Hemlocks

116 Mt. Vernon – Hemlock (2)

The two Hemlocks in this photo are infected with Woolly Adelgid, which have claimed many Hemlocks at this location.

1-13-15 - Malcom X - Maple - 1

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.










Tree Take Downs 10-2013

Dead dogwood at 135 Mt Vernon

Dead dogwood at 135 Mt Vernon

Dying hemlock at “M” building CFA

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

Hemlock at 19 Vine  001

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

Maple behind 160 Cross St 001

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 at 146 High St

Spruce causing mold at 146 High St

Spruce at 156 High St

Spruce causing roofing problems at 156 High St

Spruce at CFA Theater

Spruce causing roofing and water problems at the main theater in CFA

World Music Red Maple

Dead japanese red maple at World Music Hall on Wyllys Ave


Dead Beechs At Foss One


Dead Beech At Foss One

116 Mt Vernon

October tree removals

 318 Dead pine

 Dead pine at 318 front

Dying Maple behind 284 High St


Dead hemlocks behind 125 Mt Vernon



Dead maple at Park Washington apartments parking lot


Dying maple at 240 Washington St


Dying hemlocks at 230 washington St






9 Woodman

74 Mt Vernon

146 Mt Vernon

Film Studies

Dance Studios/CFA

Malcolm X

Dance Studios

Magnolia in T Lot

Dance Studios

CFA green

“C” lot on Church St

Vine Street

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.

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