Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.55
Liaison Daryl Pierson
Submission Date Feb. 11, 2011
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Portland State University
Tier2-4: Xeriscaping

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 PJ Houser
Office Assistant
Campus Sustainability Office
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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:
One example is on 10th Ave next to XSB Parking. We call it the dry garden. It was a special project with the Hardy Plant Society. The technique involved tilling in a rock crush with the soil. We have used drought tolerant plants on the "hell strips" on 13th Ave, next to Parking Three. Drought tolerant, low maintenance plants are generally encouraged, including drought tolerant natives. We will be planting a small xeriscape garden between Montgomery Hall and Science Building II in the very near future.

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

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Information from Suzan Wilson of Landscaping.

Information from Suzan Wilson of Landscaping.

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