CLEMSON – Clemson University has been recognized as a Tree Campus USA for the sixth year in a row.

Trees like these help make Clemson University a Tree Campus USA.

Trees like these help make Clemson University a Tree Campus USA.
Image Credit: Ken Scar / Clemson University

The program honors campuses that manage their trees effectively, connect with the local community to promote healthy forests and engage students in arboriculture, or urban forestry.

“Receiving the Tree Campus USA Award from the National Arbor Day Foundation for the sixth consecutive year it shows that the Landscaping Services Department here at Clemson University takes great pride in how we maintain our trees on campus,” said Thomas Fallaw, director of Landscape Services at Clemson.

Clemson also fulfills the program’s five criteria, which include having a campus tree advisory committee, a tree care plan, a campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and a service- learning project.

There are several benefits of being a Tree Campus. Green space gives Clemson students an area to relax and be outside. Planting trees also reduces Clemson’s carbon dioxide output and maintains a healthy atmosphere.

On the benefits of maintaining a green campus, Ellen Vincent, environmental landscape specialist at Clemson, said, “Our Landscape Services team sets a high bar when it comes to investing in both the campus landscape and the students.”

Tree Day USA is managed by the Arbor Day Foundation and sponsored by Toyota. For more information on the program, visit https://www.arborday.org/programs/treecampususa/learn.cfm.

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