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.


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.

UC Davis landscape operations featured in Facility Executive magazine

Mon, March 30, 2015
In April, Cary Avery, associate director, will be featured in the print and online edition of Facility Executive, a trade magazine for corporate facility executives. The article, a Q & A with Cary about his team’s operations, includes information about the accreditation and how they conserve resources while improving campus safety and aesthetics.

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

Fri, February 27, 2015
UC Davis has been named “Tree Campus USA” for the sixth* year in a row by the Arbor Day Foundation! The Tree Campus USA program recognizes college and university campuses that effectively manage their campus trees, develop connectivity with the community beyond campus borders to foster healthy urban forests, and strive to engage their student population utilizing service learning opportunities centered on campus, and community forestry efforts.

December 11 storm recap

Fri, December 12, 2014
Despite the high winds and long-lasting storms, our campus fared the latest weather event well until about 7 pm last night (December 11, 2014) when a large stone pine came down on Surge II located west of the Silo.