TIMBER! Although inoculated, the tree
in front of the Memorial Chapel developed Dutch Elm Disease this spring.
David Hall, manager of Grounds and Special Events, called for an
emergency removal of the tree on June 16. If the tree wasn't
removed, the disease could spread to other elms on campus.
Crew from Wesleyan
contractor Marchion & Faucher Inc. of Newington, Conn. carefully removed
After the limbs were removed, crew members
used a chainsaw to cut the trunk's base. Limbs and the stump were ground
into mulch, and the trunk was hoisted away by crane.