Landscape Services

Landscape Services

Tree Management

Clemson University is committed to providing a safe, attractive, educational and sustainable campus urban forest through preservation of existing trees and new tree plantings. A tree may be considered for removal for any of the following reasons: it is determined to be dead or diseased beyond preservation; its location, condition, or deterioration constitutes a safety hazard; its location affects the preservation and maintenance of adjacent buildings; the tree is damaged from the elements or disease to the extent that its appearance is unduly affected; its location is determined to be an obstruction or hazard to utility lines; its location interferes with the construction of facilities and associated site development; or for other appropriate reasons. The determination of trees meeting the above conditions is the responsibility of the Director of Landscape Services in consultation with the University Arborist and independent arbor consultants.

Replantings

While the University removes trees when necessary, it also acts on any opportunity to replant trees as well. Below is a list of upcoming replantings.

President's Park Tree Plantings

Seven Tulip Poplars and six Live Oaks were planted along Highway 93 and Parkway Drive.

Other Replantings

Removals

Trees recently approved for removal are listed below.

Trees adjacent to construction areas will be protected as prescribed within.

Calhoun Drive/Highway 93 Reconfiguration Project

The reconfiguration of the Calhoun Drive/Highway 93 intersection at Sikes Hall is scheduled to take place this summer. This work is being done to increase the pedestrian safety in this area and provide better vehicular flow through the intersection. In order for this work to be completed the crepe myrtle in front of Sikes will need to removed. The wood from this tree will be carefully harvested so that the material can be used to make wood bowls and other commemorative type items that can be given as gifts by the University.

Strom Thurmond Institute Sidewalk Project

Approximately 20 trees and underbrush will be removed from the area west of the Strom Thurmond Institute to facilitate the construction of a new sidewalk. The removal plan has been approved by Clemson Landscape Services. Removal of these trees will occur in May 2018.

Trees will be replanted in the area in accordance with the landscape plan developed by Kimley-Horn and approved by Clemson Landscape Services.

Hardin Hall East Courtyard Construction

After consultation with Thomas Fallaw, Land Planning Associates (Engineer of Record), and Barrett Anderson, two trees will need to be removed for implementation of the Hardin Hall East Courtyard Construction project. Trees adjacent to the construction area will be protected as prescribed by the University Arborist. Trees will be replaced based on a new design by Land Planning Associates in consultation with Barrett Anderson, Campus Landscape Architect.

Electrical Distribution System Upgrades and Replacement Project

In preparation of the Duke Energy Combined Heat and Power Plant (CHP) facility, several trees will need to be removed from the R-1 parking area to facilitate site grading and utility construction for this facility. Construction and tree removals are expected to begin mid-May 2018. Tree removal and construction will be performed by Duke Energy Contractor, Crowder Industrial Construction.

Highway 76 Parking Area Expansion at Rock Creek Road

After consultation with Thomas Fallaw, WK Dickson (Engineer of Record), and Barrett Anderson, multiple trees will need to be removed for implementation of the Highway 76 Parking Area Expansion at Rock Creek Road project. Trees adjacent to the construction area will be protected as prescribed by the University Arborist. Trees will be replaced based on a new design by WK Dickson in consultation with Barrett Anderson, Campus Landscape Architect.

Perimeter / Newman Road Signalization

After consultation with Thomas Fallaw, Land Planning Associates (Engineer of Record), and Barrett Anderson, multiple trees will need to be removed for implementation of the Perimeter / Newman Road Signalization project. Trees adjacent to the construction area will be protected as prescribed by the University Arborist. Trees will be replaced based on a new design by Land Planning Associates in consultation with Barrett Anderson, Campus Landscape Architect.

Newman Road Construction Project

After consultation with Thomas Fallaw, WK Dickson (Engineer of Record), and Barrett Anderson, multiple trees will need to be removed for implementation of Newman Road Construction project. Trees adjacent to the construction area will be protected as prescribed by the University Arborist. Trees will be replaced based on a new design by WK Dickson in consultation with Barrett Anderson, Campus Landscape Architect.

Electrical Distribution System Upgrades and Replacements

In preparation of the first phase of the campus Electrical Distribution System Upgrades and Replacement Project, several trees will need to be removed that are in the path of the work that will be taking place along Walter T. Cox Boulevard near Sikes Hall and the sidewalk which runs from Sikes Hall to Long Hall. In addition, a grove of pine trees adjacent to the western side of the West Energy Facility will need to be removed in order to facilitate the construction of the new West Campus Switching Station (WCSS). All of these trees will be removed by Bartlett Tree Experts in December 2017.

Other Removals

Landscaping Services performs a yearly risk management inspection of all inventoried campus trees. Upon the completion of this year’s inspection, our Consulting Arborist recommended the following trees for removal. These trees pose a significant risk of failure and have the potential to cause personal injury or property damage.