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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.

Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Geory Kurtzhals
Submission Date Nov. 27, 2013
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Southern Illinois University Carbondale
OP-T2-19: Native Plants

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Dave Tippy
Superintendent of Grounds
Physical Plant Service-SIUC
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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:

1. Although our campus is not required to use native plantings in our landscaped areas, we strive in many of these plantings to use native species.
2. We experienced a devastating windstorm that destroyed an estimated 800 trees in groomed areas of our campus, we also have several hundred acres of natural wooded areas with paths and a large campus lake. Since the fall of 2009 ( first fall after the storm) we have had a volunteer tree planting to restore these areas using only native species, we have planted over 600 new trees to date. We also utilize many native shrubs, grasses, and perennials in newly landscaped and renovated plantings.


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