2011 Notices of Tree Removals

UBC takes pride in the diversity and amount of trees it has planted on campus since 1925. There are approximately 8,000 trees planted and over 10,000 native trees in natural settings. The University has professional arborists who manage this urban forest.


Campus Public Space Improvement Projects: Scheduled Tree Removal - December 2011

Campus & Community Planning is undertaking a number of public space improvement projects. The projects are part of the Public Realm Plan, UBC’s 15-year improvement plan to update a network of outdoor public spaces on campus, creating areas that enhance educational experience, invite social interaction and support learning and sharing of ideas. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2012 along Main Mall, University Boulevard, Memorial Road, and the Health Sciences Courtyard.

To implement the public space improvement plan, a number of trees have been identified for removal. This work will take place from Memorial Road to Thunderbird Boulevard.

Completion of this work is scheduled to occur within the next two weeks.

For more information about the public space projects and/or scheduled tree removal work please visit our Public Realm Plan page or contact Colleen Sondermann, Manager of Community & Stakeholder Relations at colleen.sondermann@ubc.ca or 604.822.9318.


Notice of Tree Removal - November 2011

UBC Utilities needs to repair a major water line in front of the North Parkade (south side). There is a group of three Austrian Pines where the repairs are to be done.  One of the Pines will be removed while the other two will be assessed as the work proceeds in mid November.

Notice of Tree Removal - October 2011

Recently, UBC arborists identified a Sibirian Larch, located on the North side of Longhouse, that is 90% dead and therefore requires it to be removed. The removal of this tree will be completed by early October.

Infrastructure upgrades to the powerhouse facility, near the Klinck building, require the removal of four Western Hemlock trees. The removal of these trees will be completed by early October.

Notice of Tree Removal – September 2011

Recently, UBC arborists identified two poplar and four red alder trees on UBC land, at the Thunderbird Practice Field, that are dead.  Their removal is necessary as they pose a risk to the public.  The removal of these dead trees will be completed by late September.

Notice of Tree Removal – August 2011

Large conifer trees in front of the Detwiller Pavilion that created a dark, unwelcome area have been removed to prepare for the creation of an open, safe space for the community. The work was undertaken as part of the construction of the new Centre for Brain Health.

Notice of Tree Removal - July 2011

Recently, Metro Vancouver arborists identified two alder trees on UBC land in an area to the west of the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) that are either dead or dying . They recommended that these trees be removed because they pose a risk to the public. Consultation with UBC arborists also confirmed the need to remove the trees. In addition, Metro Vancouver has identified two nearby maples located in Pacific Spirit Regional Park that require limbing, also for safety reasons. Tree removals will take place during the week of July 18th, 2011.


UBC Arborists have identified a number of trees throughout the UBC Vancouver campus that require removal or topping because they are dead or dying. These removals are expected to occur during the week of July 18th or shortly after.  The trees identified for removal because they pose a risk to the public. Thelocations are as follows:

  • One Big Leaf Maple and One Western Hemlock – next to International House
  • One Vine Maple – Acadia Park Residential Neighbourhood
  • Three Big Leaf Maples and Two Red Alders – South Campus near the nursery
  • Two Western Dogwoods – near Ponderosa Annex A