The grounds department is responsible for the maintenance of the exterior areas of the university.
The grounds department maintains the university’s urban forest through an inspection program in coordination with a planting program. This includes ongoing structural pruning, removal of diseased and dying trees and long term planning.
The grounds department plans, plants and maintains a variety of landscaped areas which including a variety of perennials, shrubs, trees and ground covers. They are also responsible for the maintenance of three soil based sports field and one sand based field. Grounds personnel focus on maintaining healthy plants, trees and a dense turf to prevent weeds or pests. Mount Allison utilizes an Integrated Pest Management program, and has been gradually expanding an organic treatment of campus grounds over the past fifteen years.
The grounds department is responsible for snow and ice removal on campus, waste removal, event setup, furniture moves, freight deliveries and some components of exterior envelope maintenance.