University a 2011 Tree Campus USA in honor of its commitment to effective community forestry management. This is the
second year of recognition for WWU.
Woods has achieved this honor again,” Dr. Jahnae H.
Barnett, WWU president, said.
“This is truly an appropriate designation, considering the school’s
nickname (The Woods) and the abundance and variety of trees on our campus.”
by meeting the required five core standards for sustainable campus forestry: a
tree advisory committee, 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.
Campus USA designation in 2009 when
Bill Spradley of Trees, Forests, Landscapes Inc. in Kirkwood,
Mo., arranged for the donation and planting of more than 50
trees to aid in campus
student organization called “Knowing The Woods.” The organization focuses on
maintaining the natural beauty of the campus through the trees.
the 2012 Missouri Arbor
Award of Excellence for their work toward “Re-treeing the
about sustainability and community improvement, which makes the emphasis on well-maintained and healthy trees so important,” said John
Rosenow, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation.
and allows students a chance to give back to both their campus community and the community at-large.”
universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students
and staff in the spirit of conservation. Tree Campus USA is supported by a generous grant from Toyota.
helped campuses throughout the country plant 30,000 trees, and Tree Campus USA colleges and universities have invested more
than $22 million in campus forest management. More information about the Tree
Campus USA program is available at www.arborday.org/TreeCampusUSA.