Tree Education Tuesday
Showcasing tree research from colleges and universities.
Great example of tree management from the University of Connecticut.
Connecticut residents are no strangers to storms that cause havoc and cost millions of dollars. Much of the problem stems from the large amount of trees… (follow link to read more)
By: Stacie Sikora
“Really it just takes a little bit of heart and a little bit of effort, organization, and anyone can do it.”
Peter Barker, a recent graduate and member of the Tree Campus Advisory Committee at St. John’s University, said this about gaining recognition from the Tree Campus USA® program.
Strong student involvement is evident at St. John’s University. The students are passionate about sustainability initiatives and the importance of trees on college campuses.
“The trees on the St. John’s campus combat our carbon footprint and provide shade for kids in the summer months and help keep the environment at St. John’s one that is urban and natural,” Raelynn Lee, and sustainability coordinator, said.
Being an urban campus, it is important that the Tree Campus Advisory Committee demonstrates to prospective students that it is possible to have trees and nature on campus.
Everyone’s getting involved!
Photo from our Tree Campus USA planting event at St. John’s University last April.
"Working with the Arbor Day Foundation is a terrific partnership for making students aware and engaged in the value of trees on campus."
Tom Goldsmith, St John’s University director of environmental and energy conservation
By: Stacie Sikora
The Tree Campus USA® program has been successful on nearly 200 campuses in improving campus tree care, tree planting and sustainability efforts, but the main goal of Tree Campus USA is to encourage students to participate. This can be challenging on campuses, but St. John’s University in Queens, N.Y., has been able to achieve great student participation in tree-related activities through the Tree Campus USA program.
“Working with the Arbor Day Foundation is a terrific partnership for making students aware and engaged in the value of trees on campus,” Tom Goldsmith, St John’s College’s director of environmental and energy conservation, said.
Introducing the monthly Campus Spotlight!
The first week of every month we will be shinning the spotlight on a Tree Campus that has been doing extraordinary things on its campus. Every day of the week we will feature something else about the university. Today is a photo of St. John’s University’s beautiful campus.
Check back tomorrow for a feature about how St. Johns University students have made the school’s Tree Campus USA program so successful.
By: Stacie Sikora
The Tree Campus USA® program is often the reason behind why a campus works to improve upon their tree care and sustainability initiatives, but for some colleges Tree Campus USA provides recognition for the great things a campus is already doing. West Chester University is one of those schools.
WCU, located in West Chester, Penn., has had a strong relationship with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, which adjunct professor Gerry Hertel said is one of the reasons the campus has such a successful sustainability plan.
“Pennsylvania is fortunate to have a long-standing (horticultural society to build off,” he said.
The collaboration has led to the start of two successful programs the university does that benefit the community of West Chester. These programs include the Tool Library and Tree Tenders.
Tossing soil on the first tree of our Virginia Commonwealth University tree planting event in 2012!
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"You haven’t seen a tree until you’ve seen its shadow from the sky." - Amelia Earhart