Tips for using the Campus Landscape Maps and Plant Inventory

Printing plant maps in Adobe Acrobat

The maps are formatted and scaled as 24 x 36-inch Adobe PDF drawings. The maps can be printed on an 11 x 17-inch page or two 8.5 x 11-inch pages; however the drawing will not be to scale and plant labels and individual plants may be difficult to read.

Printing on two 8.5 x 11-inch sheets

In the Print dialog box, adjust the Page Handling settings to the following:

  • Page Scaling: Tile large pages
  • Tile Scale: 43%
  • Overlap: .5

Click on the OK button to print.

Printing a portion of the plant map

  • Zoom in so that the area you wish to print is legible on the screen.
  • In the Print dialog box, select Current view in the Print Range settings.
  • Click on the OK button to print.

Map and Inventory Updates

The Map Key divides the campus into 66 sections. Each year a group of map sections is inventoried and the associated maps are updated. The date of the most recent inventory is recorded in the lower right corner of each map and in the column headings of the Plant Inventory spreadsheet. Partial updates are made to map sections as plantings are added to and removed from campus. The dates of these changes are not recorded on the maps or inventory.

Plant Labels and Leader Lines

The maps provide a guide to the plants growing on campus, as well as, some history of the campus landscape. A bold plant label indicates that a portion of that plant grouping has died or been removed. Leader lines for plants that have died or been removed are not deleted until the entire grouping has been removed. These stray leader lines provide a record of some of the plants removed from campus.