Arbor Day Foundation Honors Jacksonville State University


Jacksonville State University has been recognized as a 2017 Tree Campus USA® by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.

“Students are eager to volunteer in their communities and become better stewards of the environment,” said Matt Harris, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Participating in Tree Campus USA sets a fine example for other colleges and universities, while helping to create a healthier planet for us all.”

JSU’s distinction comes as the Arbor Day Foundation celebrates its 10th anniversary of the Tree Campus USA program, which recognizes colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals. One of 344 campuses in the nation to hold this title to date, JSU received the honor by meeting Tree Campus USA’s five standards: maintaining a tree advisory committee, maintaining a campus tree-care plan, dedicating annual expenditures for its campus tree program, and holding an Arbor Day observance and student service-learning project.

The Arbor Day Foundation has helped campuses across the nation plant thousands of trees, with Tree Campus USA colleges and universities investing more than $48 million in campus forest management in 2017.

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