Jeff Ertel served as Landscape Superintendent at Facilities
Management at the University of Virginia from 1987 until
2002. He holds a bachelors degree in botany and a masters
degree in horticulture from the University of Nebraska.
A longtime member of the Arboretum and Landscape Committee
at the University, Jeff contributed greatly to numerous
landscape projects throughout the grounds.
Larry Steward served as Assistant Director of Landscape
in what was then known as the department of the physical
plant, for the University of Virginia from 1970 to 1987.
During this time, Larry and his crews planted and transplanted
hundreds of trees on the University's grounds. Many
of the specimen or unusual species of trees existing
today were planted under Larry's tenure. Larry holds
a bachelor's degree in horticulture from Ohio State
and a masters degree in horticulture from Virginia Tech.
He currently teaches at Ohio State University, but also
taught during his time in Virginia at Piedmont, Tidewater
and J. Sargeant Reynolds Community Colleges.