News Category: native-plants

Growing for Campus in Greenhouses

Jan. 17, 2020

Thanks to the effort of Landscape Services’ greenhouse staff, plants grown for campus are often descendents of other campus plants, grown from cuttings or seeds. This story is written by Allison Williams in Landscape Services.

Celebrating Texas Arbor Day by Planting Waller Creek

Nov. 7, 2019

UT Austin's Landscape Services hosted the university's observance of Texas Arbor Day on November 1, with a planting event at the UT Orchard by Waller Creek (west side of 24th Street and San Jacinto). The event was part of ongoing stewardship efforts by UT Landscape Services to transform stretches of Waller Creek that run through campus, improving the safety, sustainability and health of this riparian ecosystem by removing invasive, overcrowded vegetation and replanting with native plant species.

Pocket Prairie

Nov. 7, 2019

In the Fall 2019 McCombs School of Business Magazine, BBA student Jack Rouse talks about helping add a unique ecosystem, Blackland prairie, to campus.

In the News: Planting for Texas Arbor Day

Nov. 4, 2019

Around 30 volunteers (students and staff) worked alongside University Landscape Services to plant native shrubs, wildflowers, and trees around Waller Creek in celebration of Texas Arbor Day.

UT Embraces New Stewardship of Waller Creek

Aug. 23, 2019

UT Austin unveils a new framework plan for Waller Creek.

Nature on the Forty Acres

June 27, 2019

Photographer Marsha Miller captures stunning images of the Forty Acres of the countless green spaces providing sanctuary to native and adapted species, from red-eared sliders in the turtle pond and water fowl in Waller Creek, to our resident falcon perched above us all.

What's in a Name? Texas Flowers

May 30, 2019

Dr. David Hillis, Director of UT Austin's Biodiversity Center, writes about the often fascinating, and sometimes humorous, stories behind the scientific names of Texan flowers. 

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.