UA Earns 2013 Tree Campus USA Designation

The UA Campus Arboretum is dedicated to promoting sustainable landscape practices through science-based tree care and education on campus and throughout the state. In addition to partnerships with Arizona State Forestry, the National Phenology Network and UA Cooperative Extension, the Campus Arboretum hosts guided tree tours for the public scheduled throughout the academic year and offers self-guided tour booklets for loan from Herring Hall.
The UA Campus Arboretum is dedicated to promoting sustainable landscape practices through science-based tree care and education on campus and throughout the state. In addition to partnerships with Arizona State Forestry, the National Phenology Network and UA Cooperative Extension, the Campus Arboretum hosts guided tree tours for the public scheduled throughout the academic year and offers self-guided tour booklets for loan from Herring Hall.

As the oldest continually maintained public green space in Arizona, the University of Arizona has again earned the Tree Campus USA recognition for its work promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation.

Tree Campus USA, a national program launched in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota, honors higher education institutions and leaders across the nation for tree care initiatives.

It is the fifth year the UA has earned the designation. This year, the University once again met the five standards to be honored. Institutions honored must have a committee devoted to tree care, an implemented campus tree care plan with dedicated expenditures, plans to observe Arbor Day and a service learning project involving students.

"Your entire campus community should be proud of your sustained commitment to environmental stewardship," John Rosenow, president of the Arbor Day Foundation, noted in a letter to the UA. "We applaud your commitment to the community and to the trees of the University of Arizona and thank you for helping to create a healthier planet for us all."

Read the rest of this March 25 UANews article at the link below.

Date released: 
Apr 4 2014
Contact: 
Tanya Quist