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To help maintain and enhance the beauty of the campus landscape, as well as to assist with the preservation and revitalization of our historic green spaces, the University of Kansas established a Campus Tree Advisory Board. In support of ongoing campus forestry efforts, this board is charged with:

  • approving new policies and future updates related to tree replacement and tree care
  • overseeing efforts to raise funds to maintain a dedicated "tree bank" for new trees and tree replacement
  • providing guidance for KU's annual Arbor Day event, Replant Mount Oread
  • providing guidance for an annual service-learning project related to campus forestry


Board Members - 2018

  • Alexis Bates, Student Senate Representative
  • Erik Blume, Student Representative, Environmental Law Society
  • Kim Criner, Education and Outreach Coordinator, Center for Sustainability
  • Jay Ellis, Assistant Director - Facilities Services, KU Athletics
  • Robert Hagen, Field Education Coordinator, Environmental Studies Program
  • Shawn Harding, Assistant Director, Facilities Services
  • Joey Schondell, Student Representative, School of Journalism
  • Peg Livingood, Community Representative
  • Ed Martinko, Community Representative, Historic Mount Oread Friends
  • Barbara Meidinger, Community Representative
  • Crystal Miles, Horticulture Manager, City of Lawrence
  • Marion Paulette, Landscape Architect, Design & Construction Management
  • Jeff Severin, Director, Campus Planning & Sustainability
  • Dale Slusser, Assistant Vice President for Constituent Development and Director of Development Research
  • Monte Soukup, Senior Vice-President for Property Management, KU Endowment
  • Jon Standing, Community Representative
  • Annaliese Vernon, Student Representative, Environmental Studies

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