There are approximately 760 acres of managed campus grounds that serve a very diverse university community of undergraduates, graduate students, researchers, faculty, staff and visitors.  The landscape includes approximately 125 acres of managed lawn and over 30 acres of shrub beds and groundcover.  The tree inventory lists 6,710 landscape position trees representing 156 species. Brick sidewalks and low stone walls are a common theme throughout the campus grounds. In maintaining the campus, every effort is made to establish landscape rooms and open lawns with adjacent or overtopping shade trees that provide a setting that invites small gatherings, solitary reflection, and recreation, and is a landscape that the university community will use and enjoy.

Landscape maintenance is performed in all four seasons by Grounds Services crews who are responsible for and take pride in an assigned area of the campus. Assistance is provided to the area crews in specialty areas including irrigation, landscape pest control, and tree pruning by technically trained crews that serve all areas.

UNC Grounds is responsible for landscape installations that are part of a capital project or facility renovation. Please contact the Grounds Office or one of the Grounds Supervisors if there are any concerns about the campus landscape or if you have a special event that we should be aware of.

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Contact Us

Kim Sparrow
Business Services Coordinator
Phone: 919-962-2069
Email: kim.sparrow@facilities.unc.edu