14 August 2013
As part of the University's regular arboricultural works the Robinia tree outside the North West entrance to the Ziff Building will be removed over the next couple of weeks.
The tree has been classified as a poor specimen, of poor vitality, containing deadwood, with historic root damage and in decline.
In planning the work, the University was advised by specialists and by Leeds City Councils Tree Officer. The proposals were checked with Dr Claire Quinn who leads our Biodiversity programme and the University always plant replacement trees on campus although this will not take place until the autumn.
Please also note that Shepherds, the contractors for the new Library, will be removing a number of trees within their compound this Friday.