Urban Forest Plan



View from Lower University Avenue
114. View from Lower University Avenue


 King Street Frontage of Plant
115. King Street Frontage of Plant


Lower University Avenue and Central Heating Plant: Existing Condition
116. Lower University Avenue and Central Heating Plant: Existing Condition


Lower University Avenue and Central Heating Plant: Improvement Concept
117. Lower University Avenue and Central Heating Plant: Improvement Concept


21    LOWER UNIVERSITY AVENUE AND CENTRAL HEATING PLANT

Lower University Avenue should be upgraded as a campus gateway and link to the waterfront.

Priority rating: 2

This gateway has no significant landscape and should be upgraded. Views north to Kingston Hall and south to the lake should be maintained. This would influence species selection and street tree planting location. Street tree planting along the west side of Lower University Avenue would permit these views.

Although the planting screening the Central Heating Plant should be improved, the limited space within Queen's property makes this difficult. Viable solutions would require permission to plant on City owned parkland and a redesign of the existing parking lot to provide the necessary space. This would allow for the extension of the Lower University Avenue corridor, terminating in a feature at the water's edge that would enhance the waterfront park and give the University presence on the lake. The installation of large specimen tree groupings along this extension would frame the view to the lake.

Species recommendation

Street tree
   Acer sp., Maple species (Sugar, Red)
   Ginkgo biloba, Maidenhair Tree
   Quercus sp., Oak species (Pyramidal, English)
   Ulmus 'Pioneer', Pioneer Elm

Accent tree
   Malus sp., Flowering Crabapples
   Abies concolor, Silver Fir
   Picea sp., Spruce species (Colorado, Norway)

Waterfront tree
   Acer sp., Maple species (Sugar, Red)
   Quercus sp., Oak species (Red, English)
   Ulmus 'Pioneer', Pioneer Elm
   Picea sp., Spruce species (Colorado, Norway