Madison, Wis. (May 1, 2018) - Edgewood College has been honored with 2017 Tree Campus USA® recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. This is the second consecutive year the College has earned this distinction.
“If ever there was a time for trees, now is that time,” Dan Lambe, President of the Arbor Day Foundation said in his letter to President Flanagan. “By earning Tree Campus Recognition, your campus has shown its commitment to protecting and preserving its valuable tree resources and will reap their benefits for generations of students to come.”
Tree Campus USA is a national program created in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation. The distinction honors colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging students, faculty and staff in conservation goals. Edgewood College achieved the title by meeting Tree Campus USA’s five standards, which include maintaining a tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and student service-learning project. Currently there are more than 300 colleges and universities across the United States with this recognition.
About the Arbor Day Foundation
The Arbor Day Foundation is a million-member nonprofit conservation and education organization with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. More information is available at arborday.org.