News Category: landscape-services

Breaking Ground on Blackland Prairie

Feb. 1, 2019

The Half-Pint Urban Prairie Project broke ground on a new Blackland priarie near the Student Services Building on campus. The project is funded by Green Fund and and is in coordination with Landscape Services.

Case Study: Using Plants to Stabilize UT’s Hills

Jan. 30, 2019

UT Austin's Landscape Services is solving erosion issues on campus with plants, straw and gravel.

Beautifying Campus with Native Plants

Jan. 10, 2019

The Landscape Services has done it again: given a tired and highly visible part of campus a refresh by adding native plants.

The ROI of Urban Forests

Nov. 1, 2018

This in-depth article looks at UT Austin's urban forest. According to Jim Carse, “A university’s landscape is more than a pretty flower or the shade of a live oak tree. It’s a functional asset that provides an immediate perspective as you enter campus. It forms the framework of the built environment."

In the News: Student Uses Drones to Save Water

Oct. 24, 2018

KXAN interviews UT undergraduate Marwan Matan about his award-winning idea: reducing water use on campus through drones that image plant thirstiness.

Going Organic: Making UT the Greenest Landscape in Austin

Aug. 21, 2018

The University of Texas at Austin’s main campus grounds are now nearly 100% organic. This makes the 431 acres the largest organic landscaping in the Texas capitol, providing visible ecosystem benefits and saving money.

In the News: A New Purpose for Campus Trees

May 16, 2018

Armando Blanco and UT Austin's master carpenters reuse trees harvested on campus by Landscape Services to make benches.  

In the News: UT Builds Catalogue of Trees

July 16, 2013

UT Austin arborists are working to create a database of over 4,000 trees on campus.

The University's Urban Forest

April 22, 2011

UT Austin celetrates inclusion in Tree Campus USA by recognizing heritage trees like the Deodar cedar at Littlefield Home.