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Bringing Campus Landscapes Back to Life!

May 31, 2017

Students are a huge part of making the UMD campus beautiful.

Winter in Duluth can be long and harsh, and snow removal, snow storage, and de-icing can take a toll on the campus grounds.  There is a lot of work to do each spring to bring the landscape back around, spruce-up green spaces, and create healthy plant communities again.

In May, the UMD Grounds crews kept busy restoring plantings, re-seeding, re-sodding, and mulching all around the campus.  Did you know that UMD students are an important part of the the crews doing landscaping work?

A few pictures are below of UMD Grounds student employees in action, restoring the campus landscape for summer!

Topdresing rain garden areas

Topdressing rain garden areas along the Woodland walk/bike path with fresh mulch.

Edging and weeding along a rain garden

Edging and weeding along a rain garden planting, along the Woodland bike/walk path.

Restoring a planting bed along Heller Hall.

Restoring a planting bed along Heller Hall.

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