After passing the visitor parking, the area between my lab building and the cafeteria is planted in white birch trees. Very pretty, but IMHO birch trees need snow, and are not as suitable for a Silicon Valley campus. Cedars would be nicer. Or Japanese maples. Better still, camelias, magnolias, or some other flowering tree.
Meanwhile, lawns are turning brown, and instead of correcting the irrigation and fertizing systems, they are chopping out the turf and "planting" wood chips. Not my idea of ecologically sound landscaping. They really need to bring in a master gardener or similar expert to soil test and tell them what kind of grass to plant and how to maintain it. By and large it is a beautiful, well-landscaped campus, which is why the nasty bits stand out.