The forest landscape represents one of three significant open spaces that defines the heritage face of the Campus. This landscape, similar to the edge landscape, represents a significant remnant forest canopy. It provides a very attractive and bucolic setting for Clark Hall, the Education Building, and the Health Studies Complex. It is a very unique landscape that can function as a quiet reprieve within the Campus, which adds to the variety of open space experiences.
- This space should be conserved, enhanced and identified as the Campus’ “forest landscape”.
- All trees including existing evergreens should be limbed up to provide a minimum 6-8 foot clearance underneath the tree canopy. This allows for increased comfort and safety of spaces framed by the trees.
- Provide clear pathways through to allow for a unique walking experience, and seating to allow for quiet contemplation and use of the open space.
- Enhance the canopy with additional tree planting and as an opportunity to build and diversify the tree species on the Campus.
The Plan recommends increasing the overall tree canopy to create a more sustainable environment.