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Giving New Life to Historic Trees

November 2, 2020

The Carolina Tree Heritage program is giving second life to downed campus trees by transforming the trunks and branches into furniture, sculptures and other wooden creations, with the proceeds going toward student scholarships.

Limbs, Leaves and a Legacy

October 12, 2020

When Carolina celebrated its bicentennial in 1993, Davie Poplar saplings were planted throughout the state. Revisit some of those saplings and the Tar Heels who planted them to see how Carolina has literally taken root in North Carolina.

Doing Our Very Best

July 31, 2020

Teams across the University are working tirelessly to prepare for the return to campus. Here’s a look at some of what’s happening.

Protecting the Overstory

June 5, 2020

Painstaking stewardship and a long view of history drive Massey Award winner Tom Bythell as he cares for Carolina’s precious campus.

Bythell and Womack Receive Prestigious Massey Award

May 19, 2020

Two Facilities Services employees, Tom Bythell and Carol Womack, have been selected to receive the 2020 C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Award, one of the most prestigious distinctions for faculty and staff.

Old Growth, New Life

September 24, 2019

The Davie Poplar. Walter’s Pine. The Monarch of the Forest. While these natural landmarks on UNC’s campus were here long before the University was, they’ve become a prominent part of its history. But what happens if they die? A team … Continued

Morehead-Patterson Bell Tower Landscape Improvements Project

February 11, 2019

A landscape improvements project will begin at the Morehead-Patterson Bell Tower Monday, Feb. 11, and is expected to be completed this summer. The project will improve what is currently an underutilized historic area of campus by removing the majority of … Continued

The Forever Campus

January 25, 2018

University arborist Tom Bythell uses trees to connect future generations of students to history. The way Tom Bythell sees it, the trees are as much a part of the cherished Carolina landscape as the brick walkways, the rock walls, the … Continued

Maintaining the Legacy

August 15, 2016

Like many people on Carolina’s campus, David Brannigan walks across the quad with a backpack. But instead of books and binders, Brannigan’s backpack holds a small engine designed to blow leaves from walkways and green spaces in a hurry. Brannigan … Continued

Working the Landscape to Enhance Sustainability

May 9, 2016

The gentle stream that flows beside McIver Residence Hall from Raleigh Street to Country Club Road hasn’t always been part of the campus landscape. It just looks as though it has.