Matthew Knight Arena East Sidewalk and Parking Lane Closure 10/26/20 – 11/6/20

Begin:  Monday, October 26th, 2020

End:      Friday, November 6th, 2020

Building(s) or Area(s) Impacted:  Matthew Knight Arena Sidewalk on East Side

Scope:  The sidewalk and parking lane will be closed to replace the existing sidewalk and trees in the area highlighted in red.

Services Impacted:  Sidewalk and parking lane alongside Matthew Knight Arena

Special Instructions:  Please use the sidewalk on the east side of Villard Street.

Work Performed By:   Fortis Construction

Contact:  Work Control Center, Campus Planning and Facilities Management, 346-2319

Columbia Street and Alley Routine Power Line Clearance Pruning 9/14/20 – 9/25/20

Begin:  Monday, September 14th, 2020

End:      Friday, September 25th, 2020

Building(s) or Area(s) Impacted:  Columbia Street and Alley between E 16th Ave and E 19th Ave

Scope:  EWEB will have tree crews out pruning several different University properties in the upcoming weeks. They will be starting in the alley behind 1650 Columbia St. (Olum Child Development Center) and working Columbia Alley south to E 19th Ave.

Services Impacted:

  • Access along Columbia St and Columbia Alley.
  • This work shouldn’t cause any issues for current UO construction projects.

Work Performed By:   West Lane Tree Service for EWEB

ContactJosh Larson, EWEB Forester, 541-913-0734

Klamath Hall Natural Gas Shutdown 12/16/19

Begin:   December 16, 2019 at 7:00 am

End:     December 16, 2019 at 3:30 pm

Scope:  Contractors need to safely remove a tree stump next to the Natural Gas meter and building connection. Natural Gas will be shutoff for the duration of the tree work.

Building Impacted:  Klamath Hall

Services Impacted:  Natural gas

Contact:  Denise Stewart, Owner’s Representative, 541-346-2280 or 541-335-1258

Huestis Hall Exterior & Window Washing 11/2/19-11/3/19

On Saturday, November 2nd, at 10:00 am through Sunday, November 3rd, at 5:00 pm the exterior of the building and the exterior windows will be washed at Huestis Hall. Due to the use of a lift, the walkways will be partially blocked, but will not interfere with ADA entrances.

There will possibly be exhaust from the power washer; U of O Facilities Services will work with the contractor to minimize this by positioning the power washer away from building air intakes

Please close all exterior windows on these dates.

Work will be performed by DDJ.

For questions or concerns please contact Kevin Farthing at or 541-346-2857.

15th Avenue Tree Planting 10/18/19 – 10/23/19

Trees will be planted along both sides of 15th Avenue, beginning on the North end of the SRC to the Western edge of Hayward Field.  Prep work will start Friday, October 18th, with the tree planting scheduled to begin Monday, October 21st, for approximately three days.

Cones and yellow ropes will be set up to establish a perimeter around the work zone.  Access to the buildings should not be impeded, and there will be spotters to ensure pedestrian safety.

For questions or concerns, please contact Work Control Center at 346-2319 or

Message to Campus Partners Regarding Landscape Protection 9/18/19

All Vehicle Users,

With the fall rains beginning to soften the earth, I’d like to take a moment to remind you that the campus landscape is a valuable asset to the University, one that is worth protecting just as any of our facilities are. A few simple guidelines will help protect our trees, lawns, and plantings for the enjoyment and education of our students and campus visitors alike.

Tips  Did you Know?
Follow driving guidelines Driving, and parking on lawns and landscape beds is permitted only with the approval of Campus Planning and Facilities Management.  Yes, even golf carts!
Use the EMU Scheduling Office
for your outdoor event
They will be able to assist you to make your event successful and avoid damaging practices like driving stakes into the ground and tying ropes to campus plants or fixtures
Contact Facilities Services Landscape Team for advice We are here to support campus activities as best we can, offering advice and guidance on landscape preservation and project planning to minimize your landscape repair costs

Thank you for helping to keep the campus beautiful.

Contact:  Phil Carroll

For questions or concerns please contact Landscape Supervisor Phil Carroll 541-246-0031.

Tree Removal Notice 12/20

Campus Community,

On 12/20 Sperry Tree Care will be onsite removing an incense cedar tree. This will impact sidewalk access to the paths between Deady Hall and the west side of the old quad.

The incense cedar has unfortunately developed a considerable amount of decay behind some robust carpenter ant activity in the base of the tree. Its crown structure and live trunk are balanced upon a decreasing amount of sound wood and the tree’s proximity to frequently occupied sidewalks, benches necessitate its removal to protect life and property. This venerable veteran of North Campus has contributed positively to the atmosphere and ecology of the area for many decades and shall be missed by the University Community.

Please contact Phillip Carroll University of Oregon Landscape Maintenance Supervisor with any Questions or concerns concerning this process



Landscape Activities

Beginning July 10th, 2018 through July 27th, 2018 there will be trimming of shrubs and trees along the exterior of the building, including the bike cage and dumpster areas. There may be additional noise when work is in progress.

Painting & Power Washing Activities

The owners have contracted with Gary Pierce Painting to have the entire exterior of the building power washed and painted. Work is anticipated to begin on August 1, 2018, and be completed on or near August 31, 2018. Starting August 1st, Gary Pierce Painting will power wash the entire exterior building. Power washing will be completed in sections. After the power washing is completed, the painting will begin and also completed in sections. A lift will be on-site and used to complete this project.

Please note the following:

-There will be additional noise
-There may be odors
-Parking will be affected. Sections of parking in the row closest to the building will be blocked off  throughout the duration of this project.

Please use caution as you enter and exit the building. Also, please watch for equipment and folks that are working on this project.

Please report any water leaks from power washing immediately.

For questions or concerns please contact CPFM Real Estate Property Coordinator and Lease Management Melinda Seeley at 541-346-5550.

Date Change due to Weather: [SRC, STRAUB, LLC] Sidewalk Closure and Noise 3/1 – 3/2

Due to inclement weather this work has been rescheduled for March 1 – 2, 2018


This notice has been sent to all building users:  SRC, Straub, LLC, Earl, Bowerman and Housing.

Campus Community,

This notice has been extended through February 23, 2018 ending at 12:00 (noon).  The sidewalk will remain closed for the duration of the work.  Please expect noise from the stump grinder between 9:00 am  – 12:00 pm (noon) on the 23rd.   Work will be performed by Long Tom Sawmill.

For questions or concerns please contact CPFM Facilities Services Arborist Becket DeChant at 505-699-7007.



Campus Users,

On Thursday, February 22nd, from 8:00 am until 2:30 pm, the south side of Straub, SRC, and LLC may be impacted by noise related to the removal of a Norway Maple tree.  Sidewalk access to the Student Rec Center from the east sidewalk on the south side of E. 15th will be closed, and East 15th Avenue will have periodic restrictions by trucks loading debris.

Old injuries to the trunk coupled with irreversible root rot fungus has resulted in the large cavity at the base of this tree. This development, when considered with the weight of the canopy above and the high traffic nature of the site necessitates its removal for pedestrian safety. The site will be re-planted in consultation with campus designers.

Work will be performed by Campus Planning and Facilities Management crews.

For questions or concerns about how this may impact your area, contact Phil Carroll, Campus Planning and Facilities Management (CPFM) Grounds Maintenance Manager at

1/22: [Museum of Natural & Cultural History] Tree Removal, Sidewalk and Building Entrance Closure

Building Occupants,

On Monday, January 22, 2018, from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm the Red Alder Tree on the north side of the Museum of Natural & Cultural History (MNCH) will be removed This red alder tree has, unfortunately, been infected by a phytopthera. This disease of plants causes a borderless canker on the trunk and branches that exudes a discharge that is an aesthetic issue for both the building and walkway as well as a contagion issue for other alder trees in the area.  Other alder trees on campus are infected with this disease and will be removed in the near future to attempt to limit the vector’s spread. This is regrettable but necessary.  CPFM will replant the site with a suitable species and consult with MNCH.

During this removal the sidewalk and employee entrance on the north side of the building will be temporarily closed.  There will be noise and congestion associated with this work.

For questions or concerns, please contact CPFM Arborist Becket Dechant at 505-699-700 or CPFM Landscape Supervisor Phill Carroll at 541-246-0031.

1/6/18: Tree Removal by Lot 11 and between [FRIENDLY & COLUMBIA]

Campus Community,

On January 6, 2018, from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Sperry Tree Care will be on site removing the Oak tree located between Friendly and Columbia.  This tree has been displaying a decline in health and vigor over recent years.  Increasingly, large sections have been dying back and sizable limbs have fallen out during minor weather events.  The University’s arborist has identified several large limbs with substantial decay issues. The tree stands over a major traffic hub for pedestrians and cars parking in the lot adjacent to Friendly hall.  The likelihood of major sections breaking out, possibly targeting the many people who could be passing during inclement weather is troubling and needs to be addressed. We have not anticipated pedestrian closures, and parking lot 11 will remain open but expect possible temporarily delays by the contractor as trucks and equipment come and go from the plaza.   There will also be noise associated with this work.

For questions or concerns please contact CPFM Tree Arborist Becket Dechant or CPFM Landscape Supervisor Phill Carroll.

11/19: Tree Work Along Franklin by Villard

Building Occupants,

On Sunday, November 19, 2017, Sperry Tree Care will be onsite by Villard at the E 11th Ave and Franklin Blvd Merger.   Contractors will be performing tree maintenance on the oak tree that overhangs Franklin Blvd.  The equipment will be staged at Franklin Blvd, and there is a possibility the contractor will need to bring equipment down the sidewalk in front of Deady and Villard.    The city has approved this work, and the contractor has coordinated pedestrian and vehicular traffic control.  Please expect intermittent chainsaw noise associated with this work.

Please contact Becket Dechant 505-699-7007 or Phil Carrol with questions or concerns.