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.
Tree #070075 will need to be removed for implementation of the South Palmetto Improvements project, the design of which incorporates seat walls, brick pavers and steps. Trees adjacent to the construction area will be protected as prescribed by the University Arborist.
Plans are progressing for Clemson University’s new College of Business building, with preparation for the ceremonial groundbreaking Oct. 27 and start of construction scheduled for December. This planned state-of-the-art facility, with views of Bowman Field and main campus, will sit on the hill across from Sikes Hall and serve as an academic anchor for the Douthit Hills residential area.
In the weeks leading up to the groundbreaking, several trees on the site will be harvested to make way for utility work. The university has enlisted professionals to carefully remove these trees and prepare the wood for use in furniture and other items in the new business building or other facilities on campus.
Clemson University students from forestry and other disciplines will benefit from the process as they see and learn firsthand how an urban forest can be put to good use as buildings are constructed in urban settings.
New trees will be planted to replace trees removed from the site. The foliage will add shade and beauty to outdoor gathering spaces around the new building. One of the concept precedents for the new College of Business is the Spanish Steps in Rome, Italy -- a dynamic pedestrian space that engages many of the surrounding areas and amenities.
These eight trees will not survive the Clemson House implosion which will take place this Fall. Therefore, during the ancillary demolition phase which will begin on August 18, 2017, Neuber Environmental Services, Inc. will remove these trees.