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Tree to be removed near Summerhill

Physical Plant Services will be removing a large tree (Silver Maple) located in front of Summerhill due to its deteriorating condition and subsequent safety concerns for nearby pedestrian traffic.

The removal work will begin on Thursday, Aug. 23.

During the removal a large safety zone will be set up around the area, while some lighting will also be removed temporarily.

The decision to remove a tree from the grounds of the Queen’s is never taken lightly, says Matthew Barrett, Grounds Manager and a certified arborist. Large branches of the tree had been reinforced with cables over the years but the current condition of the tree is a real safety concern, he adds.

Questions regarding the removal can be sent to Matthew Barrett.