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This pilot project is already well on its way to completion thanks to a collaborative group of Public Garden team members including Andrew Fulks, Director of  the Riparian Reserve. who is serving as project manager for this conversion effort. Dave Klippert and his Civil and Industrial Services team are now preparing the space for its sustainable, low-maintenance landscape by removing the grass and hauling the extra dirt away so that Matt Forrest’s team from Grounds and Landscape Services can retrofit the irrigation from sprinklers to drip.

Skip Mezger and Christina DeMartini Reyes from Campus Planning and Landscape Architecture are putting the finishing touches on a landscape plan that will include 10 types of plants determined to be ‘cast-iron,’ regionally-appropriate, low-maintenance selections for this environment by Arboretum staff members Ellen Zagory, Emily Griswold and Ryan Deering.

BEFORE

Before grass removal from La Road Median Conversion

DURING

The dead grass is removed from the median, scooped up and removed from the site.

Photo of grass removal from La Rue Road Median Conversion

Photo of dirt dump from La Rue Road Median Conversion

AFTER

Photo of ater grass removal from La Rue Road Median Conversion

For a recap of all the posts about this conversion project click here.

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As you can see from these before and after photos, the grass on the La Rue Road medians is now prepped for removal and conversion from a high-maintenance, high-water lawn, to a low-water, low-maintenance, beautiful landscape featuring plant selections from the UC Davis Arboretum All-Star program.

BEFORE

Photo of La Rue Road median before spray.

AFTER

Photo of La Rue Road median after spraying.

Campus Planning and Landscape Architecture architects Skip Mezger and Christina DeMartini Reyes are currently working on a draft irrigation and planting plan in partnership with Arboretum horticulturalists Ellen Zagory, Emily Griswold, and Ryan Deering. Civil and Industrial Services will begin removing the grass next week and retrofitting the irrigation from spray to drip.

To read more about how UC Davis is working to redefine this campus landscapes click  here.

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The Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum hosted its final plant sale for the fall season on Sunday, October 9. The theme of this sale, Growing a Green Future, celebrated the UC Davis Arboretum’s 75 years of sustainable gardening by showcasing landscape plantings that save water, reduce pollution, support native pollinators and still manage to provide jaw-dropping beauty!  Attendees learned that by making smart planting choices means they really can have it all!

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Despite a challenging economy, revenues were almost as high as last year’s record-breaking totals, not to mention the fact that our audience grew by over 400 visitors! Thank you to all our volunteers and staff whose efforts continue to make this fund raiser better with each and every sale!

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