Concerned residents in the area wanted to know what would happen to the trees displaced during the Emory University Hospital expansion. The answer is that they've been replanted. As part of the expansion on the university's Clifton Campus, the university is building a new hospital tower, which will include 210 patient beds, operating rooms, ICU rooms, general medical/surgical rooms and about 500 new parking spaces. In order to construct this new "patient- and family-centered facility," trees have been removed.
The policy guarantees that for every displaced tree, another tree is replanted somewhere else to maintain the campus' forest canopy.
Aerial surveys are conducted every couple of years to determine the state of the campus canopy.
The wood of removed trees is repurposed through the construction of the new hospital expansion as well as other projects throughout the Emory campus. Tree branches will also become mulch to be used throughout campus.