This place is our home.
Oklahoma State University's leaders have long understood the importance and utility of a physically thriving and vibrant campus that makes a good impression, instills pride and creates a sense of unity. The campus beautification initiative at OSU provides energetic and interactive features including plazas and courtyards, outdoor spaces, seasonal displays, public art and landscaping at OSU.
A recent focus of campus beautification has been on campus trees. Oklahoma experienced two historical winter weather events in the 2020-2021 academic year. As a direct result of these events campus lost 86 trees, totaling over $212,000 in structural value. During the ice storm response, over 1000 trees needed corrective needed corrective pruning. It took Landscape services and two contracted tree care services nearly 9 months to tend to all of the necessary work. Donations to the Campus Tree Planting and Maintenance Fund will support the recovery efforts and continue to ensure the beauty of OSU's campus.
"The 2020-2021 weather events took a great toll on our campus forest. But because of the incredible recovery efforts our team made, you can hardly tell it now by looking at the landscape. Still, our team continues to monitor the forest closely for stressors and residual effects from last years weather."
Caitlin Gipson, University Arborist
The initiative is vital to maintaining our student numbers and attracting great faculty. The people who choose OSU become Cowboys and Cowgirls that go on to do great things in our community and world. Your gift will ensure OSU's visual legacy by sustaining this wonderful place where memories will be created for years to come.
When you support Campus Beautification, you help shape the future for Oklahoma State University. By contributing during Give Orange, you make OSU's future a brighter orange!