Master Plan

The 2009 campus master plan reinforced the value of the forested areas and streams on the 345-acre Reynolda campus. The mature campus forest cover is important for maintaining healthy ecosystems and as flood control.

Stormwater Management

As a result of campus stormwater management practices developed in the 1950’s, high volumes of untreated storm water have been released into the small tributaries that flow from campus. Downstream erosion, sedimentation, and poor water quality are among the side effects of these outdated practices.

The campus master plan calls for the creation of watershed-based stormwater management strategies and best management practices for campus development.

Tree Care Plan

Campus officials developed and adopted a Tree Care Plan in 2011. In total, conservation and maintenance commitments led to Wake Forest’s designation as a Tree Campus USA in 2012. Read Campus Tree Advisory Committee updates to better understand tree plantings and removals on campus. Interested individuals can view a list of all campus tree removals and justifications.

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

April 15th, 2021|Comments Off on 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 [...]

Tree Tags on Campus Mark 2018 Earth Week Celebration

March 14th, 2018|Comments Off on Tree Tags on Campus Mark 2018 Earth Week Celebration

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 [...]

Campus Tree Update: Willow Oak Removal

July 21st, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

Tree Removal at Graylyn and NCA#5

July 7th, 2017|Comments Off on Tree Removal at Graylyn and NCA#5

An oak tree at the Graylyn International Conference Center will be removed on July 7-8. After standing for over 100 years, the structural integrity of the tree warrants removal. As a result, the Coliseum Drive [...]

Tree Removed at SFAC

June 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Tree Removed at SFAC

On Monday, June 12, a Willow Oak was removed at the west entrance of the Scales Fine Arts Center after being in decline year many years. Another Willow Oak will be planted in its place. [...]