Illinois State University is honored to be recognized as a Tree Campus Higher Education Institution. This Arbor Day Foundation program celebrates colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation. Here's how we accomplished it:
We have a tree advisory committee.
We have a campus tree care plan.
We invest in our campus trees.
We celebrate trees every Arbor Day.
Our students use trees in service learning.
The Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with Toyota, has several programs that promote sustained, healthy community forests. Examples of other programs include Tree City USA, Tree Campus Healthcare, Tree Line USA and Community Tree Recovery.
As part of maintaining the Tree Campus Higher Education status, annual Arbor Day and Earth Day events are hosted in the Fell Arboretum. The Arboretum tree walks, planting demonstrations and community outreach programs are all related to this initiative.
Illinois State University is proud of this recognition by The Arbor Day Foundation as it affirms the mission of the Fell Arboretum.