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Marvin Grove

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

  • Reed Dillon, Community Representative, Reed Dillon and Associates
  • Jay Ellis, Assistant Director - Facilities Services, KU Athletics
  • Robert Hagen, Field Education Coordinator, Environmental Studies Program
  • Ed Martinko, Community Representative, Historic Mount Oread Friends
  • Mike Lang, Director, F.O. Landscape and Construction
  • Peg Livingood, Landscape Architect, Design & Construction Management
  • Isabel Segarra, Student Representative, Environmental Law Society
  • Jeff Severin, Director, Center for Sustainability
  • Monte Soukup, Senior Vice-President for Property Management, KU Endowment
  • Emma Donachie, Student Representative, Environs
  • Victor Zaharopoulos, Student Representative, Alpha Tau Omega
  • Vacant, Student Representative, Student Senate


Ex-Officio Members

  • Dale Slusser, Assistant Vice President for Constituent Development and Director of Development Research
  • Marion Paulette, Landscape Architect, Design & Construction Management

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