Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.02
Liaison Nathan King
Submission Date Oct. 15, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

Virginia Tech
OP-T2-21: Tree Campus USA

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Matthew Gart
Campus Landscape Architect
Office of University Planning
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:

Virginia Tech met the five core standards of tree care and community engagement in order to receive Tree Campus USA status. The standards are establish a campus tree advisory committee, evidence of 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

The university has been a Tree Campus since the program’s inception in 2008. The tree plantings that satisfy the service learning (Sustainability Week) and Arbor Day observance standards are an integral part of the university’s efforts to plant native trees and reforest areas of campus.

To view a recent Virginia Tech News article about the 2013 Tree Campus USA recognition, please see: http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2013/03/030113-vpas-treecampususa.html

The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.