Grounds and Landscape Services

Grounds and Landscape Services

The UC Davis Grounds and Landscape Services team is critical to our campus safety, beauty and sustainability. These articles share their accolades and provide a more in-depth look at their best practices for managing and maintaining the landscapes on our 5300+ acre campus.

 

Cool Campus Challenge Creates Shade

Tue, June 04, 2019

by Goretti Alvarez and Katie Hetrick, FOA Communications

From April 1 through April 26 UC Davis, along with the eight other University of California campuses participated in the 2019 Cool Campus Challenge. The purpose of the challenge was to educate and inform the university community to take simple steps to save energy and reduce waste in order to lower its carbon footprint. Campuses earned points through each action students, faculty, and staff took to cut carbon emissions in their daily lives, which included a number of sustainability-focused events.

Campus-Grown Trees Transformed

Tue, March 19, 2019
When one of our campus trees needs to be pruned, or removed for health or safety reasons, the green-waste wood is either chipped and used as mulch in landscapes throughout campus, or — depending on future project needs — salvaged and delivered to a local wood miller.

Job opening: Grounds and Landscape Services Supervisor

Tue, August 07, 2018
The UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden's Grounds and Landscape Services team is hiring a grounds supervisor for our campus's high-profile student housing areas.

UC Davis named tree campus U.S.A. for 8 years straight

Fri, March 11, 2016
Thanks to our hardworking Arboretum and Public Garden Grounds and Landscape Services team, UC Davis has been named "Tree Campus USA" for the eighth year in a row by the Arbor Day Foundation!

UC Davis named “Tree Campus USA” for seventh year in a row

Wed, October 14, 2015
UC Davis has been named “Tree Campus USA” for the seventh year in a row by the Arbor Day Foundation! We are one of nine universities in California to receive the designation, one of two Universities of California (UCI is the other), and one of 28 in the nation to have the title since its inception in 2008.

Staff leaders honored with diversity and Principles of Community award

Mon, May 18, 2015

Two staff leaders from the Arboretum and Public Garden were honored on May 14, 2015 for their outstanding achievement in furthering equal opportunity and diversity objectives within the UC Davis community. The Soaring to New Heights Awards celebrate leaders whose work epitomizes the UC Davis Principles of Community.