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June 2021: Tree lost to weather in old growth forest

June 17, 2021

The storm on June 13, 2021 impacted many trees on the Blacksburg campus. This included the loss of a medium sized ash tree within the old growth forest, commonly referred to as stadium woods. There was evidence of basal decay and the tree had been infested with emerald ash borer.

Division of Campus Planning, Infrastructure, and Facilities crewmembers removed the brush from the tree and left the wood along the nearby egres road for wildlife value.

Future plans for replanting are being explored.

Questions may be directed to University Arborist Jamie King.

Map of old growth forest trees