News Archives - 2019

"Teaming up for UT's Texas Arbor Day event transforms campus creek"

November 6, 2019 - Read this FAS Times article on how our Landscape Services team hosted the university's observance of Texas Arbor Day and teamed up with volunteers from the campus community with plantings along the banks of Waller Creek, which flows through the campus grounds. The event was part of ongoing stewardship efforts by UT Landscape Services to transform the creek, improving the safety, sustainability and health of this riparian ecosystem by removing invasive, overcrowded vegetation and replanting with native plant species.

"Volunteers plant trees around Waller Creek to celebrate Texas Arbor Day"

November 4, 2019 - Read this Daily Texan article on how UT students and staff worked together with our Landscape Services team to plant sustainable trees and plants along a stretch of Waller Creek that flows through the campus in celebration of Texas Arbor Day. UT Austin has earned the Arbor Day Foundation's designation of Tree Campus USA for the 11th straight year for organizing and supporting events such as this, along with other service projects that build awareness and appreciation for the many benefits that trees bring to the university community. View the 2019 Texas Arbor Day photo album.

"Collaboration brings LBJ fountain to life in time for Texas victory over Oklahoma State"

October 15, 2019 - Read this FAS Times article on how our Facilities Operations and Maintenance experts teamed up with our sister facilities departments to get the LBJ fountain up and running in time for the win over OSU. In the story, Facilities Services demonstrates commitment through our values, such as teamwork, in finding solutions to the challenges we face to make the university shine every day—and especially at all the right moments!

"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."