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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

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Liaison Corey Hawkey
Submission Date July 29, 2011
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Arizona State University
Tier2-1: Native Plants

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Betty Lombardo
Manager
University Sustainability Practices
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Does the institution prioritize the use of native plant species in landscaping?:
Yes

A brief description of the native plant program, policy, or practice:

The Tempe campus is a registered Arboretum with an extensive collection of plants. It encourages the use of Native Plants where appropriate. Since there is a limited pallet of native trees to this area, the Tempe campus Arboretum also uses non native plants. Only non native plants and trees are adapted to the heat of our Sonoran desert climate are selected by the Tempe campus Arboretum.

The West campus has an extensive collection of native trees in their arboretum east of the Faculty Administration Building.

The Polytechnic campus is a registered desert arboretum. It maintains native plant species specific to the Sonoran desert including varieties of cacti, succulents, shrubs, herbaceous wild flowers and deciduous drought tolerant trees.


The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:
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