Tree Removal Near the Copeland Creek Pathway

Thursday, January 27, 2022, 10:15am

TO: Campus community
FR: J. Dana Twedell - AVP Facilities Management

On January 21 and 22, two trees fell down along a section of Copeland Creek where it borders the campus. A Facilities Management team conducted a preliminary inspection of all the trees near Copeland Creek and identified a number of additional trees that are nearing the end of their life cycle and could potentially create unsafe conditions. The team, working with a local arborist, was able to assess the health of the remaining trees in the area of the creek that traverses the campus. It was determined that 15 trees have reached or are near the end of their life cycle and for safety reasons, will need to be taken down.

Tree crews will be working today and Friday, January 27 and 28, to remove the affected trees along Copeland Creek. To support the Copeland Creek as a natural preserve, several of the trees, once down, will be left behind and strategically placed along the creek to provide natural habitats for local wildlife.

Should you have any questions about this project, please contact Facilities Management at 707-664-2317 or email at: