Tree Campus USA - 2019
For the eighth year in a row, The Ohio State University is proud to earn a Tree Campus USA recognition from the Arbor Day Foundation. Ohio State has received the distinction each year since it first applied in 2011. Tree Campus USA, an Arbor Day Foundation program, honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation.
The honor aligns with the Ohio State sustainability goals, including a commitment to increase the ecosystem services that campus lands provide to the university community.
To obtain the Tree Campus USA recognition, Ohio State met the five core standards for sustainable campus forestry required by Tree Campus USA, including establishment of a tree advisory committee, evidence of a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and the sponsorship of student service-learning projects.
Tree Campus USA was launched in 2008 and is a national program that recognizes colleges and universities for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in conservation.
An award ceremony will be held at the Arbor Day Celebration on April 26, 2019, on the west side of the Agricultural Administration Building. The event is open to the public.