News & Innovation
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. Read the full story here (PDF).
"Landscape services works to revitalize East Mall"
April 24, 2019 - Read this Daily Texan article on the work that Landscape Services is doing to restore the East Mall grounds on campus using more cost-effective and sustainable methods to help improve drainage and impede erosion.
Landscape Services Impacts Campus with Spring Flower Planting
April 16, 2019 - Read this Daily Texan article on Landscape Services' spring flower plantings around campus. Their efforts create beauty and excitement, especially as we build up to Commencement, when memorable photos are taken. Along with the color, the team plants with sustainable practices that conserve water and leave a "lasting impact."
Using Drone Technology to Improve Landscaping, Agriculture
March 7, 2019 - Read this Daily Texan article on how Landscape Services' irrigation and water conservation coordinator teamed up with an electrical and computer engineering student at the university to test and develop the use of drone technology to improve irrigation efficiencies on campus. The future engineer is also using the same technology to help Texas farmers.
"Trees Grow Strong at New Campus Plaza"
March 4, 2019 - Read this PGMS Grounds Management Forum article (pages 18/19) about how our Landscape Services experts recommended and implemented a sustainable tree planting methodology for UT Austin's new West Campus gateway and plaza area.
"Resource Recovery, UT Farm Stand offer new 'Zero Waste Hero' certification"
February 26, 2019 - Read this Daily Texan article about a recent workshop offered by Resource Recovery and UT Farm Stand on the new Zero Waste Hero certification program.
Behind the Scenes with UT's Custodial Services
January 30, 2019 - Read this Daily Texan article for "A behind-the-scenes look at everything UT custodians do to keep campus clean."