Kent Theiling, the university’s grounds and landscape design manager, calls the east end project the most rewarding of his 40-plus-year career. On Oct. 31, he will introduce the campus community to the east end’s 250 trees, 3,000 shrubs and 50,000 perennials.
Kent Theiling Jr., grounds and landscape design manager for the Danforth Campus, will lead a Fall Arbor Tour Wednesday, Oct. 19. The guided tour will start at 11 a.m. at the Danforth Garden in front of Brookings Hall and is expected to last approximately an hour. The tour will take participants on a walk throughout the Danforth Campus to learn more about the different kind of trees located on campus.
WUSTL has been named a Tree Campus USA for 2010 by the Arbor Day Foundation. WUSTL is among the first schools in Missouri to receive the honor. Tree Campus USA is a distinction given by the Arbor Day Foundation to recognize schools across the United States for their dedication to healthy campus forestry management and engaging the community in environmental stewardship.
Participants in the Oct. 21 Second Annual Fall Arbor tour — led by Kent Theiling (right), grounds manager/horticulturist for the Danforth Campus — listen as Theiling points out distinguishing features of the different types of trees that dot the Danforth Campus. Arbor tours, which are led by Theiling, are held twice a year, in the spring and fall.