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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 - 2015

  • Erik Blume, Student Representative, Environmental Law Society
  • Jay Ellis, Assistant Director - Facilities Services, KU Athletics
  • Robert Hagen, Field Education Coordinator, Environmental Studies Program
  • Shawn Harding, Coordinator, Campus Operations
  • Mike Lang, Project Manager, Facilities Services Landscaping
  • 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
  • Michael Rielly, Student Representative, Alpha Tau Omega
  • Jeff Severin, Director, Center for Sustainability
  • Natalie Shaw, Student Representative, Environs
  • 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
  • Thomas Wilkinson, Student Senate Representative 

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