All across campus trees are being removed. It’s the inevitable price of development. Some trees should, of course, be removed. Many of the trees are simply in the way of the grand development plans. There used to be a wonderful set of old cyprus trees in front of Main Library. They were removed because they obstructed the view of the monstrously (IMO) post-modern and ugly exterior of the Barber Learning Centre. I’ve blogged here about the wonderful old pine trees that used to line Thunderbird Blvd near Main Mall (removed for housing).I should note that the university developers do try and replace trees that they unceremoniously cut down. I only wish they would remove fewer and keep more open and forested greensapces.