Duke In Pictures: Campus Tree Replacement

Three trees on West Campus are being replaced in the coming weeks

The inside of this Willow Oak tree on West Campus is hollowed out due to rot and decay after 80 years on campus. This tree stood outside the Craven Quad residence hall and was cut down Tuesday, Dec. 20, as part of work to remove and replace three Willow Oak trees on West Campus. Duke Facilities Management officials said all three trees need to be removed due to rot and loss of roots. Two other trees will be replaced in the coming weeks. Work will take place between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Depending on weather, work is scheduled to be completed by Jan. 6.