Bryn Mawr Named a “Tree Campus USA” for Second Year

Posted May 3rd, 2012 at 2:16 pm.

The Arbor Day Foundation has named Bryn Mawr College a 2011 Tree Campus USA in honor of its commitment to effective community forestry management. This is the second year of recognition for Bryn Mawr, which has more than 3,600 trees on campus.

Tree Campus USA is a national program launched in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation. It honors colleges and universities for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation.

Bryn Mawr achieved the designation as a Tree Campus USA by meeting the required five core standards for sustainable campus forestry: a tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and the sponsorship of student service-learning projects.

The College’s Student Landscape Representatives, Lydia Bello ’12 and Stephanie Kim ’12, worked closely throughout the year with the Grounds Department on various campus beautification and sustainability projects, including proposed improvements on the Marie Salant Neuberger Centennial Campus Center, the installation of several new campus bike racks, and a Campus Tree Tour (PDF) in honor of last year’s distinction as a Tree Campus USA.

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