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Tree Replacement at Stilwell Field, Fort Douglas

About This Project:

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About this Project:

The University of Utah is proposing replacement of four black locust trees located on Stilwell Field at the Fort Douglas National Historic Landmark. Reportedly planted in 1863, just one year after the founding of the Fort, the deteriorated trees to be removed are among the last of dozens of black locusts that were planted around the perimeter of Stilwell Field. (Other varieties of trees have been inter-planted throughout the decades creating the polyculture present today.) Consultation with the Utah State Historic Preservation Office has determined these black locust trees are a contributing feature to this historic cultural landscape.

The University will replace the four trees with young black locusts continuing the polyculture planting around this historic military parade ground. Other mitigation measures will be determined and fulfilled. If you have questions or are interested in participating in this ‘Section 106’ consultation process [refer to 36 CFR 800.6(a)(4)], please contact Charles Shepherd (see below).

Location: Southeast edge of Stilwell Field, Potter Street, Fort Douglas

Lead University Section: Landscape Maintenance

CULTURAL RESOURCE SUPPORT: University Campus Planning

CONTACT: Charles Shepherd, Historical Architect ( or 801.581.6874)

START DATE: Early 2017

COMPLETION DATE: Estimated Fall 2017

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Contact Info


  • Charles Shepherd
  • office: 801-581-6883
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Shannon Failner

  • Administrative Assistant
  • office: 801-581-3135
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John McNary

  • Director, Campus Planning
  • office: 801-581-6573
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Cory Higgins

  • Executive Director
  • Facility and Construction Operations
  • office: 801-581-5082
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Last Updated: 12/9/16