Tree Campus USA

The West Lafayette campus has been certified as a Tree Campus every year since 2009.

In order to be recognized as a Tree Campus, colleges and universities must meet the following five core standards that promote tree health and student involvement:

  • Maintain a tree advisory committee.
  • Create a campus tree care plan.
  • Dedicate annual expenditures for its campus tree program.
  • Hold an Arbor Day observance.
  • Provide a student service-learning project.

Purdue’s Grounds and Sustainability departments collaborate with the campus arboretum to continually meet the Tree Campus USA requirements. In addition to creating a tree care plan, designated staff implement it throughout the year by performing required landscape maintenance, including the removal of unhealthy trees and the planting of new ones.

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