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UNT named Tree Campus USA University

The Arbor Day Foundation has recognized the University of North Texas as a 2012 Tree Campus USA University for its dedication to campus forestry management and environmental stewardship. This marks the fifth year in a row that UNT has earned the designation.

Tree Campus USA is a national program that honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy management of their campus forests and for engaging the community in environmental stewardship. Tree Campus USA was launched in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation and is supported by a grant from Toyota.

UNT met the required five core standards of tree care and community engagement in order to receive Tree Campus USA status.

Those standards are establishing a campus tree advisory committee; having a campus tree-care plan; verification of dedicated annual expenditures on the campus tree-care plan; involvement in an Arbor Day observance; and the institution of a service-learning project aimed at engaging the student body.

For more information about the program, visit www.arborday.org/TreeCampusUSA.