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