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.  

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The Agriculture Campus (AC), located in the Village of Bible Hill, is located in an area with a rich history of agricultural production. The AC campus has many hectares of open space punctuated by gardens, naturalized areas,  recreation areas, and over 100 species of plants.

To guide the management of campus landscapes, Dalhousie has approved a Natural Environment Guideline Docuement [PDF - 3.6MB] and a Natural Environment Plan [PDF - 23.2 MB] 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.