Taming the Flood: Building Resilience through Nature-Inspired Stormwater Management

Perspectives on Sustainability, Quarterly Newsletter By: Krista Stump, Manager of Engaged and Experiential Learning for Sustainability  Krista studied stormwater management while pursuing a Master’s in environmental and ecological engineering at Purdue University. She facilitated statewide low impact development (LID) workshops as an Extension faculty member […]

‘Not just aesthetics:’ Landscaping in ‘The Forest’ servers a bigger purpose

Campus landscaping aims to reduce impacts of climate change in Winston-Salem By: Mollie Maynard, Contributing Writer for the Old Gold & Black Wake Forest is known for the natural beauty of its campus, but the characteristic landscaping of “The Forest” serves another, bigger purpose: adapting […]

Trees on the Run: Out of Breath & Out of Time

This article is a precursor to the WFU Earth Talks series! A new, Ted-like event happening on Earth Day (April 22, 2021). To learn more about this topic, as well as several other sustainability themed subjects, register here! In person seats are full, so […]

Campus Tree Update: Willow Oak Removal

On Saturday, July 22, a Willow Oak in front of Kirby Hall and across the street from the Sutton Center will be removed. This Willow Oak, with extensive decay and a lack of root support on both the East and West sides, is at a […]

How Valuable are Trees to You?

For the next couple of weeks, trees across the Wake Forest University campus will be sporting yellow tree tags. Some of the tags offer the calculated value of ecosystem services that the trees provide. Others offer the general positive benefits of trees in our landscape. […]

Update 3/10/16

Two Poplar trees will be removed due to a sight line obstruction at the drive to the Arnold Palmer Golf Complex. The removal will take place as early as the afternoon of Thursday, March 10, 2016. Additionally, the McCreary Field House construction site excavation has […]

Update: 12/15/15

During the week of December 21st, a large Red Oak that has died will be removed along Wake Forest Road. The tree is located between the Reynolda Road entrance and the entrance to Byrum Welcome Center. The use of a crane will be required; this may disrupt […]

Update: 12/03/15

A portion of the shrubs at the Northwest corner of the practice football fields will be removed on December 3rd. The removal includes Sasanqua Camellias and Burning Bushes. The removal is necessary to facilitate utility work at the site on December 7th. A full renovation of the […]

Update: 09/21/15

A variety of Oak tree species were afflicted with Oak Wilt, died, and then removed from campus. Oak Wilt is a fungus spread by insects for which there are no known treatments. Oak trees were removed from Allen Easley Street,  the Byrum Welcome Center vicinity,  the […]

Arbor Day & Campus Beautification Celebration

Celebrate Arbor Day on Thursday, April 16th from 4:00-6:00pm. The event kicks off with a tree planting ceremony behind Huffman Residence Hall at 4:00pm. Following the ceremony, volunteers will split into groups to beautify the campus. All participants will enjoy a cookout featuring

Tree Removed in Lot P

A weeping cherry tree on the island in the middle of parking lot P on the east side of Wait Chapel was removed on January 6. The tree, which was part of the original campus planting plan, split down the trunk, rendering it unsalvageable. […]

Landscaping Update: Wait Chapel

Over the winter break, Facilities and Campus Services began renovation of the courtyards to the east and west sides of the Hearn Plaza entrance to Wait Chapel. Work, which began on December 15, 2014, is scheduled for completion on January 16, 2014. Overgrown shrubbery, which was causing damage […]

Are You a Champion?

Have you or are you preparing to facilitate a change to a sustainable practice on campus? Have you implemented a new sustainability initiative in your area? If so, you might be a winner! This coming April, Wake Forest will host our inaugural Champions of […]

Nurturing Natives

With numerous breathtaking views, Wake Forest University’s beauty goes beyond the brick and mortar that composes the bones of the campus – it’s also in the Magnolia trees that outline Manchester Plaza, the curry-colored Black-Eyed Susans in front of Alumni Hall, and the Oakleaf Hydrangeas […]