Site preparation resumes on Interdisciplinary Science Building
Site development requires the removal of 48 trees, which will be replaced by 56 new trees when landscape work is completed. The types and species of replacement trees will include Douglas Fir, Western Red Cedar, Shore Pine, Autumn Blazing Maple, and Garry Oak to provide a diverse range of habitat as well as a seasonal aesthetic.
The removed trees will be reused in a variety of ways. Branches and foliage will be chipped and utilized for mulch on campus, and trunks of select trees will be used to create custom benches for the project. Rootwads and lower trunk sections will be used for wetland, creek, marsh, and estuarine species habitat creation, salmon habitat restoration, and bank stabilization in local and regional projects.