WashU Grounds Team Practices Sustainability (Links to an external site)

Written by Office of Sustainability Communications Associate, Jarea Fang Groundskeeping is a year-round task. From raking leaves in the fall, watering lawns in the summer, to plowing sidewalks during winter, WashU Grounds Services and service contractor, Focal Pointe Outdoor Solutions, have their hands full. Spring is an especially beautiful time of year around campus. With daffodils, cherry blossoms, […]

Planting for the future (Links to an external site)

If you were to walk around the Danforth Campus and ask any student the name of the iconic Washington University chapel, says Stan Braude, curator of the WashU arboretum, “chances are there’s not a single student who wouldn’t know the name Graham Chapel. My goal is similar: Three years from now, I propose that everyone on […]

WashU Tree Walk (Links to an external site)

WashU Trees

The Danforth Campus boasts 169 acres featuring a diverse collection of trees. The 6,000 trees on campus range from well-established historical trees to newly planted, climate-resilient ones. Washington University also is a Tree Campus USA.

ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation (Links to an external site)


Washington University in St. Louis has been awarded a Level 2 accreditation by the ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program and the Morton Arboretum for achieving standards of professional practices deemed important for arboreta and botanic gardens. The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program is the only global initiative to officially recognize arboreta at various levels of development, capacity and professionalism.