As Emory Healthcare continues our expansion efforts to meet the needs of our patients, we are beginning to clear the land in front of Emory Clinic Building B on the Emory University campus to make way for a new hospital bed tower. During this process we began removing trees in this area on October 4. The site will be cleared by October 15. As a part of the “no net loss of Forest Canopy policy” we will reuse, recycle and replant the trees that we take down to ensure we are being as environmentally friendly as possible. Some of the ways we will reuse, recycle and salvage are:
- The branches will be mulched for future use around the Emory campus.
- The trees will be collected and removed from the site for recycling and salvage.
- Some of the lumber will be used in the new hospital expansion project.
- We will be replanting 128 trees across campus during the Fall 2012.
We are very excited about the expansion of Emory Healthcare and are confident that our patients and employees will benefit from our expanded facilities. As we expand please know that Emory Healthcare is committed to preserving the environment and maintaining our lush green community/campus. For more information on Emory’s replanting project during construction, visit www.emory.edu/trees. To keep updated on all the news regarding the expansion visit emoryhealthcare.org/expansion.