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Creighton Named Again as Tree Campus USA University

Creighton Named Again as Tree Campus USA University

Creighton University has been named, for the second year in a row, a “Tree Campus USA University” for its dedication to campus forestry management and environmental stewardship by the Arbor Day Foundation. Creighton is one of two Nebraska universities to be honored and 106 communities.

Tree Campus USA, a national program launched by the Arbor Day Foundation, honors college and universities and the leaders of the campus and surrounding communities for promoting healthy urban forest management and engaging the campus in environmental stewardship.

To receive Tree Campus USA status, Creighton had to meet five core standards of tree care and community engagement. Those standards include: establishment of a campus tree advisory committee; evidence of a campus tree-care plan; verification of dedicated annual expenditures on the campus tree-care plan; involvement in an Arbor Day observance; and the creation of a service-learning project aimed at engaging students.

More information about the Tree Campus USA program is available at www.arborday.org/TreeCampusUSA.

Pictured from left to right: Nebraska State Forester, Scott Josiah, Ph. D.; Jessica Heller, horticulturist, Creighton University; Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman; and Nebraska Forest Program Leader, Eric Berg.