Tree Replacement Policy
The draft tree preservation and mitigation policy provides standards for evaluating and preserving trees as a part of development and building construction on campus. It also establishes the mitigation requirements projects must meet to remove existing trees on construction sites. This policy aligns with the university's value for trees and their aesthetic, environmental, and educational contributions to our campus.
To achieve its goals, the policy designates a tree preservation team and requires a landscape protection plan to provide accountability and oversight. Education and support will be provided to ensure tree health and preservation when possible, but the project manager will be responsible for enforcing the provisions of the landscape protection plan. This policy reinforces the university's commitment to acting as a good steward of the natural resources to which we have been entrusted.
Read this 2015 Daily Nebraskan's piece about tree replacement on campus here.
Integrated Pest Management
The university has employed Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices to ensure the quality of our natural environment and to manage their impact on human health. UNL first uses non-chemical methods as a means of pest prevention. Proactive actions including sanitation, exclusion, and monitoring the need for pesticides. Following those steps, only products low in potential hazards and most effective for control of the targeted pest will be used. These practices are necessary to provide a clean and healthful environment on campus while considering our environmental impact.