- 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 Committee
James Wang, Environmental Science Major, Center for Sustainability Buildings and Grounds Intern
John Farnsworth, Environmental Studies and Sciences, Natural History
Michelle Bezanson, Anthropology, SCU Gone Wild Faculty Associate
Linda Hylkema, Cultural Resources Management, Director
Chris Young, Buildings and Grounds, Assistant Director
Gary Vargas, Landscape Maint Supervisor
Tim O'Keefe, Business Applications Tech. Manager
Tim Mains, Grounds
Lindsey Kalkbrenner, Center for Sustainability, Director
Brian McGovern, I.S.A. Certified Arborist
Upcoming Tree Plantings
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