Purdue named a 2011 Tree Campus USA
The Arbor Day Foundation has named Purdue a 2011 Tree Campus USA in honor of its commitment to effective community forestry management. This is the third year of recognition for Purdue, and an official award ceremony will take place at an Arbor Day event on Thursday (April 26).
"By achieving Tree Campus USA recognition, Purdue will continue to set an example for other colleges and universities and give students a chance to give back to both their campus community and the community at-large," says John Rosenow, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation.
Purdue achieved the designation 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, sponsorship of student service-learning projects, and an Arbor Day observance.
"This designation recognizes all of the hard work put forth by not only our Grounds Department, but also by our landscape architects, campus planners and other staff members who work to provide a beautiful campus for our students, faculty, staff, and community," says Gary Evans, director of grounds.
This year's Arbor Day observance will include a tree planting event and an award ceremony in which Tim Detzner, an arborist at Purdue, will accept the Tree Campus USA designation on behalf of the University.