The University is holding it’s Spring Community Day from 10.30am to 2.30pm on Saturday 17th March 2018 and would like to invite everyone in the local community to come and explore our diverse and vibrant community; with wacky experiments by world class scientists, sports activities, street food, face painting, a bouncy castle, creative crafts, a special appearance by rugby Premiership champions Exeter Chiefs and much more.
It’s National Tree Week and to celebrate we thought we’d give you some information about our trees. We have over 10,000 trees on our Exeter campuses, over 100 Champion trees, 3 Arboretums and a Jubilee Woodland.
They make an environmental contribution storing 1,951 tonnes of carbon per annum worth £125,000.
We are about to start this season’s tree planting to sustain the campus tree cover.
If you would like to know more about some of our prominent and unusual trees please download the Streatham Campus Tree Trail guide from our website. We are also currently developing a St Luke’s Campus Tree Trail .
We are happy to confirm that the improvement works have started on the top pond and leat at the Hoopern Waterways. The works, funded through donation, aim to improve water quality and biodiversity of the pond network including:
We were very excited to host the UK & Ireland Tree Climbing Competition on Streatham Campus in September as part of the Arboricultural Association’s 51st Amenity Conference. Categories included Throwline Test, Fast Climb, Rescue Test and Work Climb on trees such as a Pinus sylvestris, a Pinus nigra and a Cedar. The results of the competition and a review can be found here
The University of Exeter will shortly be carrying out work on the top pond at leat at the Hoopern waterways. The works, funded through donation, aim to improve water quality and biodiversity of the pond network including:
Silt removal and control
Planting marginal and water plants
Improving water flow and aeration
If you require further information, please contact the .
We are pleased to announce that we have produced a new Tree Trail guide which provides a route around Streatham Campus pointing out some interesting examples of our many wonderful varied trees. Please do download this guide from our website and explore our trees!
Iain Park, Director of Grounds at the University of Exeter, said “We were delighted to re-secure the Green Flag Awards and the public vote is another chance to make people aware of the University’s beautiful grounds. We are proud of the horticulture and open space maintenance that our staff manage to achieve for students, staff and visitors to enjoy as part of continued promotion of the University”.
The Green Flag Award scheme is run by Keep Britain Tidy and last year tens of thousands of people voted for their favourite park or green space.
Grounds Team celebrating re-achieving the Green Flag Award 2017/18
The Streatham Campus continues to provide a wide range of habitats which help support birds, insects, reptiles, mammals and aquatic life. The habitats should not be viewed in isolation, as they help form important links and wildlife corridors to other areas of open space not owned or maintained by the University. In this respect, the campus spaces make an important contribution to biodiversity in Exeter and the wider county of Devon.
We have developed a Streatham Campus Biodiversity Trail which can be downloaded from our website. Please do take a walk around the campus and see the species supported throughout the year and the techniques we use to support wildlife on campus.
We are in the process of developing a St Luke’s Campus Biodiversity Trail, which will also available to download.