Oak tree in Memorial Stadium to be removed


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CLEMSON — Clemson University will facilitate the removal of a large white oak tree in Memorial Stadium because it is dying and is a safety hazard.

The tree, located in the southeast corner of the lower seating bowl, will be replaced by a bald cypress, scheduled to be planted following the conclusion of the 2015 football season.

According to the university arborist, university landscape services and an external consultant, the root system of the tree was severely damaged during construction around it many years ago and has been declining since that time. Much of the top of the tree would need to be removed to minimize risk of its failing during the next six months.

Clemson Athletics will work with university facilities to remove the dying tree and secure the area prior to kickoff of the next scheduled home football game on Oct. 3. The athletic department has announced plans to increase accessible seating in the area and will explore additional options for the space following the cultivation of the new tree next year.


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FB Update: Oak tree in Memorial Stadium to be removed
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DanG..oak made inside prettier, plus I donated 5 bricks below it for relatives!
lightbulbbill®
Your bricks probably helped kill it...
hufferbilly®
they need to tie a yellow ribbon around it***
Neal in NC®
Re: FB Update: Oak tree in Memorial Stadium to be removed
76clemson
Learn about your trees.. Cypress doesn't put up knees unless
hufferbilly®
if only we had some kind of Forestry department to help with
tiger_swimmer®
ditto! Love the sarcasm ??***
hufferbilly®
Re: FB Update: Oak tree in Memorial Stadium to be removed
bigbrownbeard
Hate to see that tree go.
ATL PAW MAN®
Re: Hate to see that tree go. Oaks are pretty
74TIGER
Where will the DV squirrels live?***
4thgentiger
Speak for yourself
PACIFIC BEACH TIGER
Re: Hate to see that tree go.
WS Tiger®
Re: FB Update: Oak tree in Memorial Stadium to be removed
sumterranger
Re: FB Update: Oak tree in Memorial Stadium to be removed
76clemson
too bad
TIGERCOOK®
film and processing? What's that? :)***
longtallsam®
I spotted an Alabama fan hanging around that tree earlier***
TIGERCOOK®
Did he look angry and chanting Roll D* Tide?
grrowl
Drives me crazy when no photos are attached***
ClemsonSCTiger
Sat under that tree with first-born son during '81 season!
TigerTwice®
Re: FB Update: Oak tree in Memorial Stadium to be removed
tigertrain
Re: FB Update: Oak tree in Memorial Stadium to be removed***
tigertrain
I blame the oculus
beaufort_tiger
Re: FB Update: Oak tree in Memorial Stadium to be removed
dixiedon
Bald Cypress?
Ihopehedo
It is a great tree... Not non-native to SC***
hufferbilly®
It's orange in the fall***
tigertrain
Yep... ????***
hufferbilly®
Perhaps they could try Bosley?***
TigerTwice®
Re: Bald Cypress?
tiger67
Not native...indigenous to the upstate.
Ihopehedo
Re: Not native...indigenous to the upstate.
Tigerdug23®
So the several that are right next to Hunter are also out of place?***
clemsongt
Yup. A coastal plain species in Clemson...yes
Ihopehedo
Yes I know some bald cypress do turn orange in fall.
Ihopehedo
Re: I agree......sorta
Colavito®
I don't get it. If they are adding more accesible seating in
grrowl
I'd love to have a branch from that tree.
tigerdrummer®
An idea! Auction off sections for a good cause!
hufferbilly®
Re: An idea! Auction off sections for a good cause!
mhuyser
Re: FB Update: Oak tree in Memorial Stadium to be removed
park
Sad, very sad and embarrassing .
Tigers84a®
They probably killed the tree so the tree huggers wouldn't..
ClemsonTiger1988®
If you're referring to me you're off base
Ihopehedo
I didn't really aim that shot at anyone.
ClemsonTiger1988®
I see now. Was on mobile device and off thread view. I guess
Ihopehedo
Was standing under that tree watching Willie Underwood
1portroyalty
Re: FB Update: Oak tree in Memorial Stadium to be removed
Orange Lightning
reroute the power of the Oculus to save the tree!!!
IPTAY FAMILY
dang. There goes the shade.***
clemsonsuzi®
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Old Hickory
Re: FB Update: Oak tree in Memorial Stadium to be removed
bigbrownbeard
Re: FB Update: Oak tree in Memorial Stadium to be removed
CUTIGERTIM®
Most disappointing news of the season so far.
Clemsnman®
Re: Most disappointing news of the season so far.
wstoddard
#oaktreelivesmatter...the tree hugger riots start at noon
HoustonTiger05
All that time I thought it was a giant broccoli florette.***
4thgentiger

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