Maryland Named Tree Campus USA for Seventh Consecutive Year

  • Posted on: 16 February 2017
  • By: Arboretum Staff

For its seventh consecutive year, the University of Maryland has been named a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation.  

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The University of Maryland was honored with 2014 Tree Campus USA® recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. 

Tree Campus USA is a national program created in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation and sponsored by Toyota to honor colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals. UMD achieved the title by meeting Tree Campus USA’s five standards, which include maintaining a tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and student service-learning project.