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Tree Campus USA

Tree Campus USA is a National Arbor Day Foundation program which provides recognition for colleges and universities, at the state and national levels, that make a commitment to trees on their campus and to their surrounding community. This commitment can have multiple benefits such as:

Hobart and William Smith Colleges tree planting
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
was recognized as a
Tree Campus USA in 2012
  • Significantly reducing the amount of energy a campus, and community, needs to generate
  • Reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere
  • Providing green spaces for students and faculty to enjoy and relax in
  • Increasing the number of trees on campus and in the community
  • Instilling pride in the campus and community environments

New York State colleges and universities can be recognized as a Tree Campus USA college by meeting five standards developed to promote healthy trees and student involvement.

The Five Standards are:

  1. Campus Tree Care Plan - a Tree Inventory is the basis for a successful Campus Tree Plan
  2. Arbor Day Observance
  3. Tree Advisory Committee
  4. Dedicated Budget
  5. Service Learning Project

2013 Tree Campuses

We are proud to recognize the following New York State colleges and universities that have been certified in the new Tree Campus USA program:

Region 1

Stony Brook University - New Tree Campus USA

Region 2

New York University (1)*
St. John's University (2)
The New School (1)*

Region 3

Vassar College - New Tree Campus USA

Bard College (5)

Region 5

Pauls Smith's College - New Tree Campus USA

Region 6

Jefferson Community College (2)

Region 7

Morrisville State College - New Tree Campus USA
SUNY College at Cortland - New Tree Campus USA

Cazenovia College (5)
Cornell University (5)
SUNY ESF (3)
Syracuse University (2)

Region 8

Hobart and William Smith Colleges (2)
University of Rochester (4)

Region 9

Jamestown Community College (5)
St. Bonaventure University (4)

( ) - Number indicates years of Tree Campus USA designation
* has not recertified for 2013