Arbor Assets: The ROI of Campus Urban Forests
Landscape Services has completed an inventory and valuation process that provides a comprehensive assessment of the value and benefits that the university’s urban forest provides to the university. There’s more than meets the eye when Red River Street intersects with Wall Street.
August 24, 2020 - Read this FAS Times story about how our Landscape Services team uses expert strategies to attract and sustain pollinators while collaborating with academic, sustainability and student groups on campus who also promote pollinators.
August 11, 2020 - Read this Austin-American Statesman story about how our Custodial Services team will provide essential cleaning services on the UT campus during the COVID-19 crisis.
August 7, 2020 - View this FAS Times video where Facilities Services Director Darren Hale was interviewed about how we have applied the FAS core values of teamwork, integrity and service in our essential work, especially during the pandemic.
July 24, 2020 - Read this FAS Times story about how our Facilities Operations and Maintenance technicians responded quickly as they partnered up to help establish new COVID-19 testing centers on the UT campus.
June 10, 2020 - Read this FAS Times story about how Landscape Services donated over 400 plants grown in their greenhouses to Dell Medical School (DMS) and and Dell Seton Medical Center staff for their critical work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 4, 2020 - Read this FAS Times story on how our Landscape Services team provides essential services with health and safety in mind as the university endures the COVID-19 crisis.
May 1, 2020 - Read this Texas Connect story on how our essential workers are "Crucial to Campus." Two of our team members were interviewed to share how they continued to provide services on campus while the university was closed at the initial stages of the pandemic.
UT's online auction of Longhorn sports gear and collectibles in the news
February 4, 2020 - After Texas Athletic Director Chris Del Conte mentioned in the Forty Acres Insider how to "get your hands on the collectibles, sporting goods, furniture and Longhorn branded pieces" via our Surplus Property online auction events (and UT Surplus Reuse Store), several local TV stations scooped in for interviews and to cover the story. View the videos from Fox 7, KVUE (ABC) and KEYE (CBS). Also read the Daily Texan story.
January 17, 2020 - Read this FAS Times article and learn where our campus plants come from and the creative and knowledgeable team behind their cultivation.
January 15, 2020 - Read this Texas Connect story about how one of our landscape supervisors, Justin Hayes, used his expertise in organic landscaping to develop an innovative and sustainable method for nourishing plants at the university. His special "brew" of compost tea makes a difference on campus.