News Category: trees

Long-Living Tropical Trees Play Outsized Role in Carbon Storage

April 9, 2020

A group of trees that grow fast, live long lives and reproduce slowly account for the bulk of the biomass—and carbon storage—in some tropical rainforests, a team of scientists says in a paper published this week in the journal Science

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.

The Sugarberry at Brackenridge Field Laboratory

Sept. 13, 2019

The sugar hackberry or sugarberry (Celtis laevigata), a very common tree species at Brackenridge Field Lab, has a place in the local ecosystem.

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."

Seeing Campus on Summer Days

July 17, 2018

As you walk through campus, there is so much natural beauty to explore.

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.  

Volunteers Revitalize Waller Creek

Nov. 30, 2017

Students and staff help restore Waller Creek by planting native trees, shrubs and grasses as part of a celebration of Texas Arbor Day.

New Interactive Platform Brings Campus Trees to Everyone

April 3, 2017

If you want to know about a specific tree on The University of Texas at Austin campus, check out the new myTreekeeper tool launched  by Landscape Services.

Project Brings UT Austin School of Nursing Space to Life

Nov. 17, 2016

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.