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ORNL Campus Landscaping Prioritization Criteria
Aesthetics
  • First Impression
  • Highly Visible
  • Highly Visited

Compliance Enhancement

  • Erosion Control Requirements
  • Regulatory Requirements Met
  • Water Quality Improvement
  • Riparian Habitat Improvement

Habitat Enhancement

  • Habitat for Wildlife
  • Removal of Invasive Plants Included
  • Restoration of Native Plants Included
  • Highlights Locally Native Plants

Maintenance Advantages

  • Ease of Installation
  • Low Cost Installation
  • Low Maintenance
  • Life-Cycle/ Long-Lasting

Safety/Wellness Enhancements

  • Pedestrian Traffic Area
  • Human Interaction w/Landscape Inviting
  • Safety of Maintenance Crews
  • Safety Concerns Addressed
  • Safety of Staff
  • Vehicular Traffic Safety Enhancement

Resources

  • Funding Availability Exists
  • Landscaping Plan Exists
  • Leverages Resources (funds, labor, expertise)
  • Materials Availability

DOE Mission

  • Research Opportunity Provided

Other

  • Serves as Demonstration/Education Area
  • Stakeholder Input Provided (or Request Made)
  • Straightforward Approval Requirement (no delays expected)

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