The university says about 40 trees will be taken down to make way for the EMU expansion project.
One of those trees is igniting controversy.
Some students are asking the university to spare a London planetree, which they say is one of the largest and oldest of its species in Oregon.
The university confirms the tree in question is set for removal, but the project manager does not believe the tree is as old as suggested.
Picture courtesy of the Facebook page “Save this 100 year-old UO London plane tree”