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Keep palm and carry on - January 29, 2018
Just outside Irby Residence Hall, a large phoenix canariensis palm tree commands the attention of passersby. Also known as a Canary Island date palm, the tree is approximately 50 to 60 years old, planted not long after Irby’s construction in 1956.  

Downtime - November 27, 2017
During his lunch break, Charlie Williams, a Tulane staff member with Facilities Services, reads the day’s news on his favorite bench near Freret Street and McAlister Place.  Williams says, “I like this spot. Despite all the action, I find solace...

Cocky - March 24, 2017
Cesar Garcia tightly holds a rooster as Clay Adams, right, snaps a photo. The two were part of a random group of facilities services workers who captured the bird outside Newcomb Hall on Thursday (March 23). The department began receiving calls...

Brick it down - December 07, 2016
Workmen with Natchez Landscaping lay pavers along the front entrance of the Avron B. Fogelman Arena in Devlin Fieldhouse, home to the Green Wave basketball and volleyball teams. The pavers are part of a campus-wide project to improve pedestrian...

All yellow - November 22, 2016
Lantana blooms brighten the entrance to Weatherhead Hall. A popular plant in local gardens, lantana thrives in direct sunlight and is widely used to attract butterflies.

Taking the lead in Zika prevention - August 30, 2016
If you’ve noticed fewer mosquitoes on campus, it’s no coincidence. As part of a university-wide Zika readiness plan, facilities crews have stepped up prevention efforts in the past few months by spraying more frequently and clearing out anything...

Fresh greens - August 24, 2016
A worker with Natchez Landscaping plants day lilies and agapanthus in the courtyard of the Aron Residences. The new landscaping, including trees, shrubs and flowering plants, replaces those original to the construction of the residence in the mid...