OSU named Tree Campus USA again this year

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A typical autumnal scene on the OSU campus. (photo: Theresa Hogue)

Oregon State University has earned 2015 Tree Campus USA® recognition. Tree Campus USA, a national program launched in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation, honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation.

To obtain this distinction, Oregon State University has met the five core standards for sustainable campus forestry required by Tree Campus USA, 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.

OSU currently has about 5,000 trees on campus, and typically plants 20 to 50 new trees per year. OSU has received this recognition multiple times.

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