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."
Sustainability is front and center for the revitilization of the Nursing School courtyard: beautiful benches and tables were made by UT Austin carpenters from trees harvested on campus by staff from Landscape Services.