Spare the elm trees between the arts building and the Murray Library!
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There are approximately fifteen beautiful elm trees, all nearly 100 years old, that stand in the path of new construction set to begin on the University of Saskatchewan campus in the near future. I'm hoping that you will all invite every person you can think of to join this group and raise a voice to help save these trees that add so much to the character of our campus and our city.
The new (and badly needed) Aboriginal Student's Centre, will soon be under construction in part of the green corridor that links College Drive, with The Bowl. This group would ask administration to consider any and all alternatives to reducing these trees to nothing more than firewood.
I would advocate for either mass transplantation of the group to another part of campus, or relocation of the new building to preserve the always shrinking green spaces on campus. There are many places that would be made more beautiful by the presence of these trees that have seen the campus grow, and shaded students and visitors as they entered the university since long before most of us were born. There are also a number of other prominent locations to build the students centre that would not require the destruction of so many of the oldest residents on the university grounds.
Please join me in my outcry to save these valuable and venerable giants.
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