Project Update: Campus Tree Work

Monday, February 13, 2023, 1:00pm

TO: Campus Community
FR: J. Dana Twedell, AVP Facilities Management; M. Monir Ahmed, Vice President Administration & Finance

Working with a local arborist, Facilities Management has identified several trees that require removal from campus. Over the course of the next several months, we will be working across campus to mitigate the inherent risk of those trees.

Part of this effort included the removal of Eucalyptus trees along the west side of campus and the property line shared with Rancho Cotate High School. These trees were identified as reaching an end of life cycle and posed a risk to the campus community and our neighbors. We are also scheduled to remove a Redwood tree at the northeast corner of Stevenson Hall, as this particular tree is in rapid decline.

In addition to tree removal, we continue to implement a managed tree care program to support the health of our trees and the safety of our campus. We will continue to partner with faculty members in academic areas such as the Biology Department, and appreciate the continued collaboration.

For questions on this matter, please contact J. Dana Twedell directly at extension 4-2770.