Campus Walkway

Campus Walkway

Landscape Services

Landscape Services maintains a campus with over 150 years of history and memories for faculty, staff, students and alumni. The campus, with trees hundreds of years old, spaces that have been home to generations of students, staff and faculty, areas where traditions were born and grounds that have seen history is under the care and guidance of the Landscape Services team. Mission

The Landscape Services team is responsible for:

  • lawn maintenance
  • design, installation and maintenance of landscape
  • walkways
  • open spaces
  • trees (Tree Inventory Map)

Our team includes people with forestry, horticultural and landscape design backgrounds, who are dedicated to maintaining this campus legacy and building for future generations.

management plans

Turf Management Practices - Quick Facts
View our Landscape Services Management Plan



Landscape Services Administrative Staff

Don Guckert, Lynne Finn, Sadie Greiner
Interim Directors, Building & Landscape Services (319)-335-5098

Scott Gritsch
Associate Director, Landscape Services
Building & Landscape Services (319) 384-0748

Shawn Fitzpatrick
Assistant Manager, Landscape Services
Building & Landscape Services (319) 335-5107

tree campus usa


The University of Iowa was designated the state of Iowa's first Tree Campus USA institution in 2009 for its excellence in tree stewardship, as well as student and community involvement in its efforts. The campus has achieved this status each year since.

american conifer society reference gardens

The University of Iowa has two gardens on its grounds that have been accepted into the ACS Conifer Reference Garden Program in 2014. Read more...

landscape planning TOOLS AND studies

Landscape Services Management Plan
Campus Tree Inventory and Map (web application)
Campus Tree Protection Policy, June 1998 (pdf)
Campus Urban Forest Study, May 1996 (pdf) 
 Iowa River Corridor Landscape Master Plan 1995 (pdf)

Awards, articles and Photo Gallery

Winter Wonderland
Andy Dahl named True Professional of Aboriculture by ISA
Campus Trees take center stage, Tree Campus USA
Taking a bite out of history, Johnny Appleseed grafts
Johnny Appleseed tree graft planted in UI orchard. (Watch video)
Hitting the tree-fecta, Tree Campus USA
Andy Dahl honored by arboriculture society, Award of Merit
Snow removal, Blizzard 2011
UI crews to use eco-friendly deicer this winter
Preserving the history rooted around campus
Conifer Gardens introduced to UI Landscape
Tree Planting
Photo gallery