Associate Director Cary Avery nominated to professional grounds management board

Photo of UC Davis Grounds and Landscape Services Superintendent Cary AveryCary Avery, Grounds and Landscape Services associate director, has been elected to the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) Board of Directors. With a membership of over 900 members representing approximately 550 institutions, one of the purposes of PGMS is to promote the dissemination of reliable and pertinent grounds management information to those in the industry with an emphasis on landscape sustainability.

In 2007 Cary elevated UC Davis Grounds and Landscapes Services to an elite category of professional landscape maintenance organizations by becoming one of only 110 individuals nationwide to pass the PGMS testing and qualification necessary to become a Certified Grounds Manager.

Today, in his new role as Member-at-Large, one of Cary’s goals is to share the work his teams have contributed to the development and maintenance of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden including best practices learned from our campus’s landscape conversions and information about the benefits of expanding academic partnerships to those in university grounds management.


  1. Gin Farragher September 10, 2013 Reply

    I have recently bought a Dawn Redwood last year during a close-out sale at a nursery. I wanted a conifer tree that would drop leaves~ ‘Wanted to get rid of a grass lawn… Anyway, the more research I do, the more I see that it wouldn’t be wise to plant this in my “small” yard… small for a REDwood! I am a tree lover, so- I want to donate it to a place that could house it properly. I came upon your name & title & thought you’d be the perfect person to ask. Can I donate this tree to UC Davis Arboretum/Public Garden? If I can, how do I go about this? AAANd, if I CAN’T, ‘Got any ideas what I should/could do to help this tree out? I so appreciate your time & I’d love to hear your comment. Thank you 🙂 Gin

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