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Creighton Earns Ninth Straight Tree Campus USA Designation

For the ninth straight year, Creighton University has received recognition as a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation.

Launched in 2008, the national Tree Campus USA program honors colleges and universities for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation. The 2016 honor went to 296 schools nationwide. Creighton is home to more than 1,000 trees and 100 different species across campus.

To earn the Tree Campus USA designation, Creighton met five core standards for effective campus forest management, handed down by the Arbor Day Foundation: a tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and a student service-learning project.

The Arbor Day Foundation has helped campuses throughout the country plant thousands of trees. Last year alone Tree Campus USA colleges and universities invested more than $46.7 million in campus forest management. More information about the program is available at arborday.org/TreeCampusUSA.

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