To be able to realize a clear new campus structure and campus heart, alterations must be made to the present vegetation scheme.
Close to 300 trees on Woudestein were in a location that is part of the new campus developments, such as the restructuring of outdoor space, the construction of the Student Pavilion and student accommodation.
From an extensive inventory and various meetings with tree protectionists ‘Bomenridders’, a tree consultant and landscape maintenance specialists, it became clear which of these trees could be maintained or replanted.
The tree-felling was completed on 27 February 2011. Healthy tree trunks were transported to the wood industries; other tree parts were shredded for use by bio-mass plants.
The map below shows which trees have been felled, maintained or replanted.
Please click on the image below for more details:
It stands to reason that EUR's aim is to conserve as many trees as possible. About 70 trees turned out to be replantable. Some types of trees, however, will not survive being replanted. Others were too old or sick to be moved. This was the case for most of the sycamores and lime trees on the Hogeschoollaan.
Read more on the replanting of the Woudestein trees in the newsletter Campus under Construction.
Within the framework of sustainability, Erasmus University made a big effort to find a new location for the 70 trees: the northern part of campus, in what is to be Park Noord.
Replanting the 70 trees took just under a month. All replanting and felling activities were completed in March 2011.
Between 2013 and 2015, another number of trees will be replanted (see image above).
Campus Woudestein 2015
By 2015, EUR will have planted more trees on Woudestein than have been felled. Because these will be trees of different types and sizes, the campus will have a green and natural feel straight after completion of the works.
Woudestein campus: a green campus!
The image below shows the green campus of 2015:
Would you like to know more about the green campus?
Please contact Erasmus Facility Services:
T (010) 408 11 55
E campusinontwikkeling@ efb.eur.nl
Project manager: Marjolein Geerards