This afternoon Provost David J Rosowsky recognized the work of Rose Leland (Grounds Manager), Mark Starrett (Associate Professor), and many others involved on the Tree Committee. The ceremony also recognized the honor it received from the Arbor Day Foundation's Tree Campus USA program for for its commitment to effective urban forest management. See related article on the recognition.
Tree Campus USA
UVM has been honored with a 2013 Tree Campus USA recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.
Tree Campus USA is a national program created in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation and sponsored by Toyota to honor colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging faculty, staff and students in conservation goals. UVM 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 student service-learning project. [READ MORE from University Communications]