Greening Stockton. Suggestions from Jamie. LANDSCAPING. Do not mulch native species that are drought tolerant. Mulch should never be piled up around the bases of plants; do not bury any plantings in mulch hills. “Do not place mulch within 3 inches of trunks or stems”
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Suggestions from Jamie
Do not mulch native species that are drought tolerant. Mulch should never be piled up around the bases of plants; do not bury any plantings in mulch hills.
Do not injure trees by hitting them with lawn mowers and string trimmers
Locust near A&S damaged by lawn maintenance
“Today the maintenance department flat top pruned the cranberrybush viburnums. This is a large shrub that grows 8-12 feet tall, it has a vase shaped habit. Where it is planted, there is no reason to prune it. Removing dead branches is the most maintenance should do.
This viburnum has red to purple fall colored foliage and berries that are eaten by birds. Both are all gone. “
No mow zone signs should be created and put in place to explain the areas to those unfamiliar with this approach
Restore open, savanna type habitats
Favor showy and useful native species, preferably those considered native to the Pine Barrens by Witmer Stone, the Plants of Southern New Jersey
Eliminate the fire hose discharge from the cooling tower, or find a way to diffuse the discharge to stop the gully erosion. Eliminate or fix all similar discharges
Restore native vegetation or install absorptive landscaping in stormwater basins that currently hold water for over two days, or that have outflows directly into wetlands
Remove the curbing on the main lots and find a way to send stormwater as sheet flow into the adjacent wooded strips, after restoring permeability
Avoid costly engineered solutions, especially those involving importation of materials and excavations – let our plants and soils do what they do naturally and for free
Never, ever “greenwash” any aspect of our College environment in publications, promotions, etc.