Down but not out

When an ancient beech tree atop The Downs finally succumbed to disease and decay, the Estate Office was determined that the centuries-old landmark should not be forgotten. The tree is a link to the landscape’s past long before it became a University campus. Indeed Lenton Close, the last private house to be built on University …

Sustainability – 2020 Vision

The University is currently developing its strategic plan, looking ahead to the period 2015 – 2020, so it’s right that we refresh the University’s environment strategy and consider the wider sustainability issues we face in 2014. The University published its current Environment Strategy in 2010 and has been acknowledged as broad, ambitious and setting out an …

New shoots at Diamond Wood

Martyn Lloyd, Grounds Maintenance Manager, reports on developments at the University’s Diamond Wood. In 2011 the University launched the Diamond Wood project, with its aim to turn 26 hectares of arable land into native woodland habitats. Planting proved problematic with some of the worst flooding in the area followed by the coldest spring for years. However, …