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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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   … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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.   … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more