|Submission Date||Aug. 22, 2011|
OP-T2-19: Native Plants
Communications and Training Officer
Physical Plant and Capital Planning Services
Does the institution prioritize the use of native plant species in landscaping?:
A brief description of the native plant program, policy, or practice:
Landscape planning at Western incorporated preservation of the grounds and development of a Landscape Plan. This Plan includes the allocation of lands for the Arboretum, and enhancement of courtyards and other spaces while trying to use species native to Southwestern Ontario whenever considering new planting/landscaping. Furthermore, in the development of plans for new facilities, the preservation of trees is a critical part of the planning. When it is necessary to remove trees, these are to be replaced in numbers equal to or greater than the trees being removed (University of Western Ontario – Master Plan).
The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available: