Wooster Campus designated a Tree Campus USA

Submitted by David Benfield, benfield.2@osu.edu

Just wanted you to know I received a letter from Dan Lambe, President of the Arbor Day Foundation that the Ohio State University Wooster Campus has been designated a Tree Campus USA for 2017.

Tree Campus USA program recognizes college and university campuses that:

  • Effectively manage their campus trees.
  • Develop connectivity with the community beyond campus borders to foster healthy, urban forests.
  • Strive to engage their student population utilizing service learning opportunities centered on campus, and community, forestry efforts.

Thanks to all of you that made this possible.  This is mentioned in the Chronical of Higher Education issue dated September 28, 2018.

We are one of 364 Tree Campus USA Schools.  There are 4,313,026 students enrolled at a Tree Campus USA School; 40,387 students engaged in tree-related service learning projects; and 36,349 trees planted by Tree Campus USA Schools.

Glad that the campus is part of a unique group of Tree Campus USA Schools.  Your efforts are appreciated, I believe we have received this designation every year since at least 2012 and perhaps earlier.