Tree Campus Higher Education
Since the inaugural year of the arboretum in 2008, the University has been honored by the Arbor Day Foundation with the designation of Tree Campus USA, now called Tree Campus Higher Education – one of just 25 campuses to do so.
The Arbor Day Foundation is the world’s largest membership nonprofit organization dedicated to planting trees. Its Tree Campus Higher Education program was created to encourage colleges and universities to plant trees on their campuses. The Tree Campus Higher Education program honors colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and engaging staff and students in conservation goals. University of Maryland achieved the distinction by meeting Tree Campus Higher Education’s five standards, including 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. Currently, there are 411 campuses across the United States with this recognition.
More information about the program is available at treecampushighered.org.