2 years 20 weeks ago
The Arbor Day Foundation
recognizes the importance of having trees throughout a college campus—Not only do they provide shade, habitat and clean air, they help reduce the amount of energy generated, reduce carbon dioxide in the air, and provide spaces to relax and enjoy being outside. To be recognized as a "Tree Campus USA
," colleges are required to meet five standards that show that they effectively manage their trees, reach out to their communities to foster healthy urban forests, and engage students in all of these efforts. Between staff that care for the trees on Cornell grounds and Cornell Plantations staff that care for trees in our Botanical Garden, Arboretum and Natural Areas, a lot of time and hard work goes into maintaining the beautiful Cornell campus.
Click here to view the list of colleges recognized as a "Tree Campus USA."
(photo: Grossman Pond in Cornell Plantations F. R. Newman Arboretum; Lindsay France, University Photography)