UofL Sustainability

UofL saves & relocates mature trees in path of construction


WIN_20200311_15_39_19_ProFor the first time in history, rather than cutting down mature trees in the way of new building projects, the University of Louisville is proud and excited to be carefully unearthing and relocating them.

Our intrepid Grounds Crew is investing the time and effort to do our own work to relocate a huge oak tree which has stood between the West Lawn by the SAC Ramp and the parking lot for about 25 years.We are also relocating the ten year old peach and apple trees from the Garden Commons which is being moved from its original site next to the Cultural Center.

We are experimenting with new techniques and learning a ton in the process. We estimate the oak tree weighs about 3 tons!

WIN_20200311_15_43_31_ProIn April we will begin construction on the site for a new 450-bed residence hall and Cultural Center in the heart of campus.

The oak settling into its new home on the north side of Ekstrom Library:


Air-knife excavation of the roots of the 10-year-old peach tree at the Garden Commons prior to relocation:

Relocating Garden Commons Peach Tree