Removal of trees to improve safety on Main Campus

October 26, 2012 | News, UToday
By Samantha Watson



To ensure that The University of Toledo Main Campus remains beautiful and safe for all, the Facilities and Grounds Department is planning to remove some trees.

UT visitors may notice trees being removed near University Hall and along Bancroft Street. This area is one of the most recognizable on Main Campus, being front and center to the community.

According to Doug Collins, UT director of facilities maintenance and grounds, the removal of these trees is necessary because they are dead or dying. Collins stressed that the trees pose a hazard to pedestrians and must be removed for their safety.

The trees, which are maple, elm and linden, will be replaced by other native species in order to keep campus looking beautiful and healthy.

Other trees in the area will be pruned in the next few weeks in order to promote healthy growth.

UT has been planting trees around campus in order to make the grounds more appealing, and these trees were watered diligently during the drought that took place this summer, Collins said.