Mesa Student Housing Emergency Tree Removal


SCH Number
Public Agency
University of California San Diego
Document Title
Mesa Student Housing Emergency Tree Removal
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
UC San Diego intends to remove approximately 260 eucalyptus trees in the southern portion of its East Campus, at the Mesa Graduate Student Housing Neighborhood, including the Central and South Mesa Apartments, Early Childhood Education Center, and immediately adjacent properties to remove significant risk to life and property. The project is being pursued following a risk assessment spurred by a recent emergency involving a tree falling through the roof and ceiling of a bedroom.

Contact Information

Lauren Lievers
Agency Name
UC San Diego
Job Title
Principal Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego
San Diego
Cross Streets
Regents Road & Miramar Street
Total Acres

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Emergency Project - Sec. 15269(c)
Reasons for Exemption
The project qualifies for Statutory Exemption Section 15269, Emergency Projects, under c) specific actions necessary to prevent or mitigate an emergency.

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4 - Minor Alterations to Land
Reasons for Exemption
The project also qualifies as a Categorical Exemption under Class 4, Minor Alterations to Land because it would not remove healthy, mature, scenic trees. All trees to be removed are non-native, not located within a designated open space, and not within a designated public scenic viewshed. None of the exceptions listed in Section 15300.2 apply.


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