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Creighton Earns 10th Straight Tree Campus USA Designation

Tree Campus LogoFor the 10th straight year, Creighton University has received recognition as a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. Creighton is home to more than 1,000 trees and 100 different species across campus.

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 2017 honor went to 344 schools nationwide. 

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. In 2016, Tree Campus USA colleges and universities invested more than $48.5 million in campus forest management. More information about the program is available at arborday.org/TreeCampusUSA.

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