College Wins Tree Campus USA Award for 8th Year

April 25, 2018 | by the Office of Communications and Public Affairs

In recognition of Elmhurst College’s commitment to maintaining an environmentally friendly and sustainable campus, the Arbor Day Foundation recently designated the College a Tree Campus USA for the eighth year in a row.

The national program was created in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation to honor colleges and universities for their campus forest management practices, and for engaging staff and students in reaching conservation goals.

Elmhurst College achieved the title by meeting Tree Campus USA’s five standards, which include maintaining a tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance, and a student service-learning project.

It shows we’re dedicated to preserving our campus trees, and that we’re dedicated to sustainability

Paul Hack, grounds and maintenance supervisor for the College

Elmhurst College’s entire 48-acre campus is a registered arboretum that boasts nearly 900 trees and shrubs, including many exotic and rare specimens.

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