|Centre working to keep campus green
Plan underway to replace, repair damaged trees
RELEASED: Oct. 3, 2002
DANVILLE, KYCentre College is working hard to keep its beautiful campus filled with healthy trees.
Throughout the school year work will take place on some of the approximately 1,500 trees on campus.
"There's a major effort to preserve the many trees on Centre's campus," said Walter Gooch, retiring vice president of administrative services. "We want to keep the campus attractive and safe."
Gooch added that President John Roush and his wife, Susie, have provided support and are very interested in preserving and improving Centre's urban forest.
In September of 2001 the Davey Tree Resource Group of Ohio used the Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) System to inventory all of Centre's trees. The survey found 1,500 trees, representing 86 species and 46 genera. A portion of this work was funded through a grant from the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
As part of its master plan for campus trees, the College will replace weak or dead trees. Some trees will be relocated to areas of campus that need more foliage. Trees that are safety hazardsthose with loose limbs or branches near sidewalks, streets and power lineswill receive maintenance.
The Davey Tree Resource Group also reported that Centre's tree population is healthy and sound. More than 88 percent of the trees were found to be in very good, good or fair condition.
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