Landscape Services

Landscape Services

Tree Management

Tree Inventory

Over 6,500 trees are currently inventoried within Landscape Service's tree database. This inventory is utilized by the Campus Arborist to help manage and maintain trees that are growing on the campus. It's frequently updated when new trees are planted, and when others are removed. We hope by sharing this information publicly, it can serve as a reference interested in learning more about Clemson's tree population.

Disclaimer: The information presented below is a working database and subject to change. For the most up to date and accurate tree info, please contact the Campus Arborist.

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Replantings and Removals

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.

The map below shows our plans for new tree plantings. Landscaping Services also performs a yearly risk management inspection of all inventoried campus trees. Upon the completion of this year's inspection, our Consulting Arborist recommended the trees for included in the map below removal. These trees pose a significant risk of failure and have the potential to cause personal injury or property damage.

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Project Removals

Trees recently approved for removal are listed below.

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

University Facilities Building A Entrance

A new entrance for University Facilities Building A is being constructed. To accomplish this project, a single tree must be removed.

Madren Center Parking Lot

In order to construct and implement the new parking lot design for the DAC, several existing trees will need to be removed to allow for this work to be done. Once the new parking lot is completed there is a planting plan that will install numerous trees back in this general area.

R4 Parking Lot Expansion

Lightsey Bridge Lot R4 Parking lot will be getting an expansion that will require the removal of trees inside the highlighted area. The extent of the tree removal will be limited to the areas that are being graded to provide a safe parking lot and manage storm water runoff and detention per Pickens County regulations. The enhancement will improve safety and usability for both vehicular and pedestrian traffic accessing this parking lot and the neighboring lots. Additional trees will be planted during this project.

Kite Hill Parking Lot

The construction of the Kite Hill New Parking lot will require the removal of a few trees at the existing entrance. The trees along Perimeter Road and the newly installed multi-modal path will remain and will be protected during the construction process. New trees will be planted in association with the project.

Watt Family Performance and Wellness Center

The construction of the Watt Family Performance and Wellness Center along with the renovation of Jervey Athletic Center will require the removal of the trees in the surrounding lawn. The trees along Perimeter Road and Track Drive in the existing Jervey Lawn will be removed. New trees will be planted in association with the project.

University Facilities Complex Building B and C

The construction of University Facilities Center buildings B & C will require the removal of a section of trees. The new buildings will be constructed to transition Facilities from the center of campus to this new perimeter space. Tree removals are limited to area being graded for the new buildings.

Bryan Mall High Rise Renovations

Manning Hall

As with Byrnes Hall, Manning will undergo similar renovations that also requires the removal of several trees surrounding the building.

Advanced Materials Innovation Complex

The construction of the new Advanced Materials innovation Complex will require the removal of several trees. The new lab building will be in the area currently used as E-04 Employee parking lot at the intersection of Williamson Rd and South Palmetto Blvd. Tree removals are limited to area being graded for the new building, associated parking, plaza spaces, and loading dock. Most trees along Williamson Rd will be retained. Many the removed trees will be harvested for use inside the new facility. All removed trees will be replanted with the site gaining a total of 26 trees at the end of the project.

Forestry and Environmental Conservation

Several trees will be removed for the construction of the new Forestry and Environmental Conservation building, referred to as the new Lehotsky Hall building. The tree removals will be limited to the area being graded for the new building, associated parking, plazas, and garden areas. The project also includes a significant replanting plan with a focus on reforestation to create a teaching forest for the Forestry and Environmental Conservation Department. Several of the removed trees will be harvested for use inside the new facility.