Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.52
Liaison Sarah Wald
Submission Date Nov. 16, 2011
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Drew University
OP-T2-19: Native Plants

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Michael Kopas
Executive Director of Facilities and Special Projects
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Does the institution prioritize the use of native plant species in landscaping?:

A brief description of the native plant program, policy, or practice:

Drew only plants trees, plants, and shrubs native to the northeast. We also plant native perennials. Through a partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the New Jersey Audubon Society in the summer of 2011, the University removed non-native species, such as wisteria and bittersweet vines, from nearly 10 acres of campus. These non-native species were detrimental to the survival of native trees. Native trees, shrubs, wildflowers and ferns were planted and allowed to flourish. Furthermore, a Forest Restoration Project has created a 10 acre deer exclosure to restore the forest floor by preventing deer grazing and removing invasive species so that native plants can replace them and fill in the understory.

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

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