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Just Outside Your Door

July 20, 2021

Between large canopies for groups, dozens of benches and even a rock garden, Carolina has plenty of outdoor spaces to work, meet or get some fresh air.

Reusing Downed Branches and Leaves to Beautify Carolina

June 7, 2021

When trees, limbs and leaves come down at Carolina, they never actually leave campus. They are transformed to beautify the landscaping in a new way and keep 360 tons of material out of landfills each year.

We’re Still Here: Keeping Carolina Beautiful

April 20, 2021

Throughout the pandemic, Grounds Services workers stayed on the job to make sure the outdoor areas of historic campus remained clean and picturesque. A year later, they’re still at it.

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