Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 74.18
Liaison Allie Schwartz
Submission Date Nov. 30, 2012
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Columbia University
OP-T2-47: Xeriscaping

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Dan Held
Assistant Vice President
Strategic Communications, Columbia University Facilities and Operations
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Does the institution use xeriscape landscaping techniques, including the selection of drought tolerant plants?:

A brief description of the program or practice:

Grasses used on the Morningside campus grounds include perennial ryegrasses, creeping bentgrass, annual bluegrass and creeping red fescue – mostly cool season turf. Over watering leaches nutrients, while underwatering stresses the plant, which then becomes drought intolerant. CUMC’s current landscaping techniques incorporate a low to medium level of water needs, but we are in the process of transitioning to more drought-tolerant plants and those more adaptive to the climate.

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

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