10 campus photos that show spring has sprung despite coronavirus

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It’s officially springtime at UAB, and new growth is blossoming from Volker to Collat to the residence halls. If you find yourself missing the sunny sights of spring during remote instruction and limited business operations, scroll through these recent photos to remind yourself of the beauty growing on campus.

01 Collat fwNewly planted pansies sprout near the Collat School of Business.

02 Mini Park fwThe Mini Park live oaks, which are UAB’s most valuable trees, once again turn green as spring arrives.

03 Commons on the Green fwIvy crawls along a wall at the Commons on the Green.

04 Green pruning fwTo keep campus’ pansies healthy, they must be pruned to remove dead or faded blooms and make room for new ones.

05 U Hall fwWillow trees were recently planted in University Hall’s front yard. For the sixth year, UAB is recognized by the National Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree Campus USA for its work to nurture more than 4,400 healthy trees and engage students and employees in conservation.

06 U Hall bioswale fwThe University Hall front yard features a bioswale, a sustainable, natural solution to storm water management designed to concentrate and convey stormwater runoff while removing debris and pollution.

07 Cherry blossoms fwThe flowering Yoshino cherry tree, also known as the Japanese flowering cherry or cherry blossom, is one of UAB’s most beautiful features during spring. Campus is home to hundreds of these trees, many of them situated on the Campus Green.

08 Blount fwTrees bloom near Blount Hall, a residence hall open to sophomores and up.

09 Volker fwDogwoods trees blossom outside Mervyn Sterne Library.

10 Blazer fwBlazer Hall, situated along the Campus Green’s eastern side, has vantages of Campus Green plant life, including budding cherry blossoms.

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