- We use minimal fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides on our landscaping, only as the last option.
- All landscape waste is either composted or chipped to be used as mulch on campus.
- California native plants are used throughout campus, where appropriate, and a native plant garden is adjacent to Heafey Law Library.
- Bioswales, which use plants and gentle slopes to purify rainwater runoff, are found next to Schott Admission and Enrollment Services, North Parking Structure, Locatelli Student Activities Center, Graham Hall, and Schott Stadium.
- Current projects underway include piloting native California sedge species as an alternative to current lawns and reaching 100% recycled water on campus grounds.
Progression of California native field sedge (Carex praegracilis) growing near Bellomy softball field. Approximately 400 square feet were planted in May 2015 and have since thrived.
Tree Campus USA
Tree Campus USA Standards
Campus Tree Advisory Committee
James Wang, Environmental Science & Electrical Engineering, Class of 2019, Center for Sustainability Buildings and Grounds Intern
Dr. Virgina Matzek, Associate Professor, Environmental Studies and Sciences
Bryn Pellowe, Environmental Science, Class of 2021, representative for Into the Wild
Linda Hylkema, Cultural Resources Management, Director
Chris Young, Buildings and Grounds, Assistant Director, Facilities
Gary Vargas, Landscape Maintenance Supervisor, Facilities
Tim O'Keefe, Business Applications Technology Manager
Eddy Medal, Landscape Technician, Facilities
Lindsey Kalkbrenner, Center for Sustainability, Director
Katherine Naegele, I.S.A. Certified Arborist, ISA Tree Ris Assessment Qualified, Consulting Arborist at Anderson's Tree Care Specialists, Inc.
Upcoming Tree Plantings
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