The Horticulture/Grounds Department exists to support
the academic, administrative, and auxiliary operations of the 145 acre
university. The department is charged with: athletic field
maintenance and athletic operations support, turf and plant bed
maintenance, irrigation and fountain maintenance, trash removal/recycling,
snow removal, parking lot maintenance and cleaning, campus policing
(trash), walk cleaning, and in maintaining the university's
The Salisbury University campus was declared an
arboretum in 1988. It exists to provide an attractive landscape
setting, conducive to learning, that demonstrates the diversity of the
Plant Kingdom. This setting supports the academic institution,
especially the biological sciences, and is provided for the benefit of all
students, faculty, and staff.
The development of the campus arboretum and grounds requires the collection of documented plants, suitable to the local
climactic conditions, from other arboreta and botanical gardens as well
as plants from all regions of the world.
The Horticulture Department strives to landscape all
areas of the campus with both rare and unusual plants and those species
that are indigenous to the area, in an effort to aid in the conservation
of a diverse gene pool.
Members of the university and surrounding community
are encouraged to utilize the resources of the arboretum and grounds for
purposes of instruction and education.
The Horticulture Department consists of 13 full time
employees and up to 40 part-time student employees.
University provides annual recycling data
to MDE, along with
Maryland’s 23 Counties, Baltimore City,
and State government agencies
to create the All StAR (All
View Salisbury University All StAR Report