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Grounds Maintenance

The Western Oregon University grounds crew is responsible for keeping the campus clean, safe and aesthetically pleasing for students, faculty, staff and community members. That means pruning, weeding, litter pickup, event setup, sidewalk upkeep, and many other duties.

Western Oregon University is home to the giant sequoia Christmas tree which the physical plant decorates yearly.

Other interesting plants on the WOU campus include a row of Pendulum Sequoia along the north side of Hamersly Library, a large tulip tree on the west side of the Cottage and a pond area in front of the Natural Science building.

Convict made bricks are a feature item where the new elevator was installed at Todd Hall. The Police Memorial was removed recently and a new seating area will be installed soon for people to enjoy. New landscape material will be installed this Spring to replace storm damage and to finish renovation projects.

Daffodils add early Spring color to campus. Watch for the Ornamental Cherry trees to be blooming soon.

Kevin Hughes
Landscape Maintenance Supervisor
Phone: 88044


Physical Plant  503-838-8239 | or e-mail: