|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||March 8, 2013|
OP-T2-21: Tree Campus USA
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Is the institution recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation's Tree Campus USA program?:
A brief description of the institution's Tree Campus USA program:
Cornell University has been recognized as a Tree Campus USA university by the Arbor Day Foundation since 2009. The Tree Campus USA program recognizes universities that effectively manage their campus trees in coordination with the surrounding community to foster healthy urban forests, and engage their students in service-learning forestry projects. Annual work programs and submittals for recertification are developed by the Campus Tree Advisory Committee with membership from faculty, students, facilities and the Town and City of Ithaca.
The university’s Campus Tree Care Plan is implemented through regular funding through the Grounds Department and Cornell Plantations and project-specific funding from the university’s capital project funds. An annual Arbor Day Observance and Student Service Learning Project is conducted in late April with the support of faculty and students from the Horticulture and Landscape Architecture departments.
The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:
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