Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Morrisville State College Receives Tree Campus Designation

News from Morrisville State College:

Morrisville Stsate College has received 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 engaging staff and students in conservation goals. 

The recognition notes what Morrisville State College students, faculty and staff have been doing for years, including learning about trees as they plant and care for them on campus and in local communities.

The college also received the designation in 2013.

Morrisville State achieved the title by meeting Tree Campus USA’s five standards, which include maintaining a tree advisory committee and a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and conducting a student service-learning project. 

Members of Morrisville State’s campus tree advisory committee spend months developing a campus tree-care plan which includes policies for planting, care and removal, as well as plans for tree protection and preservation. Future goals include creating a campus-wide arboretum and increasing the biodiversity of trees.

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