PHOTO, VIDEO OPPORTUNITY: TREES RELOCATED
TO MAKE ROOM FOR NEW UH FACILITIES
The University of Houston is home to a host of beautiful, older
trees that define the campus’ landscape. As the university
moves forward in constructing facilities to better accommodate its
students, it also is taking steps to preserve these trees and maintain
the campus’ natural beauty.
From 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 1, UH will excavate
25 mature oak trees next to UH’s C.T. Bauer College of Business
and relocate them along Calhoun Road at the east end of campus.
The trees are being moved to make room for the construction of a
552,000-square-foot professional and graduate student loft facility
and Michael J. Cemo Hall, a 33,000-square-foot lecture hall.
UH is working with the firm Environmental Design to safely move
the trees, which are about 20-feet tall. This relocation project
will cost $225,000, approximately $9,000 per tree. These particular
trees have not been appraised but at other institutions, similar
oaks have been valued at $50,000 per tree.
In November 2006, the UH System Board of Regents approved the construction
of a $96 million loft facility, which will house more than 700 apartments
and 10,000 square feet of ground-level retail space. In May, the
board approved the design and construction of Michael J. Cemo Hall,
a $9-million building named in recognition of Regent Michael J.
Cemo, who is providing the lead gift, $3 million, to help fund construction.
||Oak Tree Relocation
||9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wednesday,
||University of Houston – Entrance
(at University Drive and Calhoun Road.)
Parking available in Lot 20 across from the UH
Campus Recreation and Wellness Center
||University of Houston
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