For immediate release:
Cal State L.A.
Removes Trees from
Cal State L.A has removed approximately 100 trees from a
hillside area on the western edge of campus.
The universityÂs director of Facilities Services, John Ferris,
a certified tree arborist, said that the removal was necessary
because the treesÂ root systems were in decline, unable to sustain
the upper canopy, causing trunk splittage and dieback. ÂSeveral
trees have fallen during the past year, fortunately without injury
to person or property,Â Ferris says. ÂLarge portions of the trees
left standing on the slope had either died or were showing signs
of disease and decline. This was evidenced by broken limbs or
large cracks running the length of many trees.Â
The university is upgrading the irrigation system for the
hillside before planting a safer and more aesthetic landscape with
specimen trees more suitable to the location that will not present
such risk to pedestrians and vehicles.
Due to the extensive and necessary preparation of the existing
slope area Ferris estimates that new landscaping should be
complete by the middle of October.
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