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.
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.
After the implosion, the entire area will be graded and finished with a gravel stone base. The area will then be utilized by DPR Construction as a laydown area and office compound area for the College of Business project.
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. This tree poses a significant risk of failure and have the potential to cause personal injury or property damage.
Tree #010050 is a Riverbirch in poor condition because of dieback and decay in the upper and mid crown. The crown and the overall condition of the tree has deteriorated to the point that this tree poses an unreasonable risk and will be removed.
Construction at the R1 Parking Lot necessitates a tree removal. A 6-foot chain link fence / barricade has been placed to prohibit vehicular access during construction.
Installation of a new traffic signal at the intersection of Cherry Rd and Collings St requires the removal of 2 trees.
Construction in the E-1 parking lot adjacent to BRC requires the removal of 9 trees.