Landscaping

Landscaping Update: Winter Jasmine

2015-07-06T15:00:06-04:00March 3rd, 2015|Categories: Tree Care Updates|Tags: , , |

During spring break, campus landscaping services will be doing some work on the west side of Wait Chapel near parking lot A.  The slope on this side of the chapel is covered with Winter Jasmine that has become overgrown and has expanded beyond its intended beds.  Some of the Winter Jasmine will be removed and replaced [...]

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Tree relocations save trees from destruction

2011-02-14T12:12:58-04:00February 4th, 2011|Categories: Buildings, Campus, Home Stories, Water and Landscaping|Tags: , , , , , |

With the help of some serious equipment, Landscaping Services staff members successfully removed 24 trees from the future site of the business school, Farrell Hall, and transplanted them at three locations: the new Welcome Center, South Hall, and North Campus Apartments. The various maples, oaks and redbuds that made up the initial transfer group [...]

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Faces of Sustainability: Jim Coffey

2012-06-27T05:12:53-04:00February 2nd, 2011|Categories: Campus, Faces of Sustainability, Home Stories, Stewardship, Water and Landscaping|Tags: , , , |

Though his daily duties change with the seasons, one element remains constant for Director of Landscaping Services, Jim Coffey – he’s always busy. Coffey, who celebrates his 25th year with the university this year, has assembled a stellar team of landscaping gurus over the years. Together, they’ve guided the university’s evolution into the park-like landscape so [...]

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Goats devour university’s kudzu invasion

2010-11-04T12:55:26-04:00October 18th, 2010|Categories: Campus, Home Stories, Water and Landscaping|Tags: , , , |

Facilities and Campus Services recently turned to an unlikely source for its landscaping needs: goats. Though unusual in the Winston-Salem cityscape, these narrow-faced, cloven-footed animals were one of the earliest creatures domesticated and have been devouring leafy vegetation indiscriminately alongside their human counterparts for some 10,000 years. Today the use of goats – animals that are [...]

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FAQ: Landscaping water usage

2011-11-18T13:44:40-04:00June 9th, 2010|Categories: Home Stories, Water and Landscaping|Tags: , , , |

Q. I've noticed how beautiful the Wake Forest gardens are, but isn't all that landscaping water intensive, particularly during the summer when the flowers are in bloom and water is at a premium? A. Though landscaping, particularly on a large scale like at the university, requires a lot of input, there are many simple ways to [...]

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FAQ: Landscaping Water Usage

2011-01-24T11:59:54-04:00January 10th, 2010|Categories: Home Stories, Water and Landscaping|Tags: , , |

Q. I've noticed how beautiful the Wake Forestgardens are, but isn't all that landscaping water intensive, particularly during the summer when the flowers are in bloom and water is at a premium? A. Though landscaping, particularly on a large scale like at the university, required a lot of input, there are many simple ways to minimize the amount [...]

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