Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.41
Liaison Trevor Ledbetter
Submission Date Feb. 10, 2012
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University of Arizona
Tier2-4: Xeriscaping

Status Score Responsible Party
0.25 / 0.25 Tanya Quist
UA Campus Arboretum
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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:

The University of Arizona Campus Arboretum maintains plant selection and plant care practices appropriate for the desert southwest that minimize inputs (water, labor, chemical, material replacement etc) and conserve resources.

The UA Campus Arboretum Collections Policy and the Tree Care Plan directs the focus of plant selection and care on trees suited to arid or semi-arid conditions typical of the desert southwest or be low water use plants listed by the Arizona Department of Water Resources. Trees are also required to be mulched to cool soil and further reduce evaporation and minimize irrigation needs.

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

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