Penn State Landscape

Penn State Landscape

It's that time of year. Tulips are in bloom all across campus. The mall trees are coming back to life. The ducks have returned to bring entertainment to the usually quiet pond outside the Alumni Center. All signs point to the arrival of spring in Happy Valley. But what is behind every perfectly-placed flower? Who is responsible for ensuring our ducks have a pleasant body of water and surroundings to come back to every April? That would be none other than a special team at Penn State known as the Office of Physical Plant's Division of Campus Planning and Design. While the landscape upkeep at one of the largest campuses in the country seems like quite the endeavor, the members of this group do so much more than meets the eye. Learn about what it takes for them to keep the campus looking as nice as it does in this video, produced by Victoria Cooper, a student in Curt Chandler's convergence journalism class.