susan phillips and students plan tree placement on the mounds

Senior Facilities Director Mark Crawbuck (center) joined students and Redford Conservancy Director Susan A. Phillips to determine the placement of new trees on campus.

Rebuilding Pitzer’s Tree Canopy

Pitzer College lost 12 mature trees on campus due to a major windstorm in January 2022. This year, the Treestorming replanting project will add 22 trees (almost double the number of lost trees) to the campus footprint. The project is a collaboration with many of the stakeholders who previously participated in re-envisioning and expanding the Student Garden: Pitzer students, the sustainability committee, the facilities and Robert Redford Conservancy teams, and consultants who are again providing pro bono help for this Pitzer community effort. These consultants include architect Steve Lang; arborists from California Botanic Garden; and Bruce Mills, Hamilton Construction. According to Patrice Langevin, associate vice president of facilities, capital projects, and safety, one goal of the effort is to give students experience leading a project that will leave a lasting impact on their campus.