Mon. Apr 22nd, 2024


PORTALES (KSEL)- Eastern New Mexico University will remove 21 Siberian Elm trees from campus grounds near the Administration Building and Guadalupe Hall as a safety precaution. ENMU employed Cut it Right Tree Service & Landscaping to examine and potentially remove the trees. The company provided video evidence showing the Siberian Elm trees were up to 90 percent rotted and decayed, and had exceeded their life expectancy.  It was decided to have Cut it Right Tree Service & Landscaping remove the rotted trees to mitigate potential safety issues caused falling limbs from the dead and dying Siberian Elms. Five years ago, the University planted Pistachio trees to eventually become the replacements for some of the older trees on campus.

According to ENMU officials, removing the dying Siberian Elms will also benefit the growth of the younger Pistachio trees as the young trees will have a better opportunity to flourish without competition from the older, rotting trees.

For further questions, contact ENMU Physical Plant Director John Kanmore at 575.562.2511

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