Natural Environment

Dalhousie University’s natural environment is made up of university owned trees, shrubs, lawns, ornamental gardens, food gardens, green roofs, naturalized areas, stormwater recharge areas, and turf.  

To guide the management of campus landscapes, Dalhousie has a Natural Environment Plan and Natural Environment Guidelines that outline standards for the management of the campus natural environment, including a diameter tree replacement policy, approved plant lists, and standards for stormwater management. Species at Risk assessment, planning and identification helps to guide plantings and protections.