WKU recognized as Tree Campus USA by Arbor Day Foundation
- Author: WKU News
- Author: Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
WKU has received the designation for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation each year since 2010.
To obtain the distinction, WKU met the five core standards for an effective campus forest management, including establishment of a tree advisory committee, evidence of a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and the sponsorship of student service-learning projects. Currently there are 385 campuses across the United States with this recognition.
"Tree Campuses and their students set examples for not only their student bodies but the surrounding communities showcasing how trees create a healthier environment,” said Dan Lambe, president of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Because of Western Kentucky University's participation air will be purer, water cleaner and your students and faculty will be surrounded by the shade and beauty the trees provide.”
WKU’s campus forest includes more than 3,400 trees, including more than 100 species. More: Check out an interactive map of WKU’s campus forest
Contact: Leah Hopwood, (270) 745-3331