Cameron University earns Tree Campus USA® designation for second year

Logo for Tree Campus USACameron University has earned designation as a Tree Campus USA® for the second consecutive year. The national program, launched in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota, honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation.

“A multitude of different tree species have revitalized the Cameron landscape over the past decade,” says Cameron President John McArthur. “Not only do the trees add to the eye appeal of Cameron’s campus, they also play a crucial role in sustaining the environment by cleaning the air and conserving energy when strategically placed around buildings, and more. The trees also serve as an instructional resource for our faculty and students in the Department of Biological Sciences. It is gratifying to know that our efforts to act as environmental stewards have been recognized with this national designation.”

To earn the distinction, Cameron had to meet five core standards established by the Arbor Day Foundation. The standards are: maintaining a campus tree advisory committee, maintaining a campus tree care plan, demonstrating evidence of dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, holding an Arbor Day observance, and promoting and sponsoring student service-learning projects related to the campus tree program.

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March 2, 2015

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