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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – For its sixth consecutive year, the University of Maryland has been named a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. This national program honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation.
Maryland achieved this honor by meeting Tree Campus USA's required five core standards, including maintaining a tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures toward trees, an Arbor Day observance and student service-learning projects.
“Students are eager to volunteer in their communities and become better stewards of the environment,” said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Participating in Tree Campus USA sets a fine example for other colleges and universities, while helping to create a healthier planet for us all.”
Tree Campus USA was created in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation with support from Toyota. Through their partnership, the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota have helped campuses throughout the country plant thousands of trees, and Tree Campus USA colleges and universities invested $26 million in campus forest management last year. More information about the program is available at arborday.org/TreeCampusUSA.
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