The Fresno State Arboretum is undergoing renovation through a tree replacement plan that includes removing about 87 trees throughout the campus that are either dead, diseased or damaged beyond recovery.
About 170 new trees will be planted.
They include 10 large-sized trees that will be planted at the north end of the Maple Mall between the Agriculture Sciences building and the Satellite Student Union to replace the 10 Modesto Ash trees removed in that area, said Mike Mosinski, grounds manager.
A certified arborist inspected the affected trees and confirmed their condition. In December, the University’s arboretum and campus planning committees were consulted about the need to remove the damaged and dead trees.
Tree maintenance will continue until February, pending weather.
In the past several months, more than 60 new trees have been planted in multiple locations throughout campus as part of the tree replacement plan with an additional 100 plantings scheduled this spring. No wildlife will be endangered or displaced with the removal of these trees, Mosinski said.