News Category: trees

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.

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.

In the News: UT Graduate Student Develops Tree Nursery

Sept. 3, 2012

With Tuesday marking the one-year anniversary of the most destructive fire in Texas history that reduced more than 30,000 acres of Bastrop County to ashes and more than 1,500 homes to mere memories, a UT graduate student is working to restore life to the affected landscape.

UT molecular biology graduate student Vlad Codrea has spent the last year developing and maintaining a tree nursery at UT’s Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center with the goal of delivering thousands of native tree seedlings for Bastrop residents and park officials to plant. Codrea hopes this massive effort will help restore natural areas that were devastated in last year’s fire.

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.