Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 43.28
Liaison Leslie Kruser
Submission Date Feb. 18, 2012
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Judson University
Tier2-1: Native Plants

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Leslie Kruser
Assistant Professor
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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:

Judson University makes it a practice to prioritize the use of native plant species in landscaping whenever possible. There are a number of native plants (including Black-eyed Susans, coreopsis, and various native grasses) around campus locations such as the guard shack and science building. Other specific native plantings include:

TREES & SHRUBS: Kentucky Coffee Tree, Black Walnut, White Oak, Pin Oak, American Linden, River Birch, Northern Redbud, New Jersey Tea, Buttonbush, Gray Dogwood, American Witchhazel, Fragrant Sumac, Staghorn Sumac, Austrian Pine, Browns Yew, Purple Leaf Wintercreeper

STORMWATER PLANTINGS: Brown Fox Sedge, Spike Rush, Virginia Wild Rye, Torrey’s Rush, Rice Cut Grass, Softstem, Swamp Milkweed, Water Plantain, Monkey Flower, and Broad-Leaf Arrowhead.

LOW PRARIE PLANTINGS: Little Blue Stem, Prairie Wild Rye, Prairie Switch grass, Prairie Drop Seed, Thimbleweed, Wild Columbine, Butterfly Milkweed, Smooth Blue Aser, While Wild Indigo, and Partridge Peas.

In the summer of 2011, one of the streams on campus was stabilized naturally through the use of native plants. The native plants were chosen because they are a deep-rooted variety that aids in the prevention of soil displacement.

Additionally, further projects involving the use of native plants are slated for implementation in the fall of 2011. One such future project involves the construction of a rain garden featuring native plants. By rerouting rain runoff from the nearby roof and road to the rain garden, the negative impacts of excessive runoff on the surrounding grounds will be significantly reduced.

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