Campus Tree Removals
The Landscape Services Arboricultural Staff assesses the health and structural integrity of the campus trees on a continuing basis. Additionally, Dr. Don Ham, Emeritus Professor of Forestry and Natural Resources, is consulted in situations where analysis or treatment options are particularly critical. Tree removal recommendations are only made following an in-depth evaluation process and assessment of alternatives to removal. All trees slated for removal are identified to the campus community along with a description of the reasons for removal. Trees currently scheduled for removal are listed below. Trees requiring removal because of new building construction or utilities work may also be listed below along with an explanation of the reasons for removal. Trees that must be removed due to construction are evaluated for transplant elsewhere on campus and/or recycled as mulch for use on campus. It is university practice to plant two trees for every tree removed.
Below you can find the latest tree removal updates. Click on the hyperlink for the tree locations.
- Tree 4802 - 30-inch eastern white pine on Daniel Drive near the Alumni Center. This is a very tall tree with little trunk taper and the majority of the crown is at the very top of the trunk. The trunk and crown configuration makes the tree vulnerable to trunk failure in wind and thunderstorm events.
- Tree 020100 - 45-inch Pecan in the Pecan Grove along Morrison St. This tree has multiple leaders with wounds and wood decay. Recently a large branch broke out leaving a large wound that will not close on the main stem.
- Tree 020351 - 45-inch Southern Red Oak above North Palmetto Blvd. Trunk has been infested with boring insects and the tree is dead.
- Tree 030135 - 22-inch American Beech that is completely dead.
- Tree 070477 - 8-inch Black Oak between Earle Hall and the Fluor Daniel Building. The tree is crowded between several other trees and the root ball is not anchored in the soil. The entire tree and root ball are wobbly in the ground and the condition will only get worse.
- Tree 090025 - 21.5-inch Red Maple on Perimeter Road. Asphalt pavement abuts the trunk, which is within three feet of the traffic lane. The trunk has a very large, old basal wound with extensive decay and cracks.
- Tree 090024 - 27.5-inch Red Maple on Perimeter Road. Tree has extensive trunk decay and co-dominant leaders that have begun splitting apart.
- Tree 230097 - 58 inch Water Oak located by the intermural field. This tree has extensive large branch dieback in the crown. The extent of crown dieback is indicative of extensive trunk and/or root decay, which is typical of many mature or over-mature water oaks. This tree postures unreasonable risk and should be removed.
- Tree 250143 - 20 inch loblolly pine adjacent to the fence between the soccer field and Mell Hall parking lot. The tree has been struck by lightning and the top is beginning to die, large sections of bark are missing and damage is prevalent.
- Tree 030396 - 6 inch Ilex that needs to be removed to gain access to replace the electric transformer at the back of the building.