Construction will require the removal of 38 trees on campus—detailed on Tree Removal Map—but will also include planting 64 new trees around the new building sites and other places across the campus.
As part of this removal, Drake will cut down four to five specially picked large oak trees. These particular oaks are approximately 100 years old. The trunks of these oaks will be milled for use in other projects on the campus in the future. You’ll find additional details in the Tree Reclamation Plan.
Drake University Grounds Department has established a Recommended Campus Trees list of potentially disease-free species to replant on the campus, which you can view here. If you would like to provide input on which trees the University should plant, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Several roads and sidewalks will be closed at various times throughout construction. Please refer to the Site Logistics Plan for an overview of closures.