Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.13
Liaison Parker Long
Submission Date July 25, 2012
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Virginia Commonwealth University
OP-T2-19: Native Plants

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Paul Thrift
Superintendent of Grounds
Grounds
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Does the institution prioritize the use of native plant species in landscaping?:
Yes

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

VCU chooses plants whose cultural requirements are matched to site conditions. This includes native plants when possible. VCU avoids planting non-native invasive species. VCU strives to increase biodiversity. Many factors influence plant selection including aesthetics, maintenance requirements, space availablity, susceptibility to disease, etc.


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