Sunday, April 22, 2012

Wake Forest Recognized for Preserving Trees

In honor of Earth Day, we wanted to highlight an article in Wake Forest Magazine looking at how the university remains committed to planting and preserving trees around campus. On Friday, the Arbor Day Foundation honored Wake Forest with a Tree Campus USA designation.
"Beginning with an initial planting in the mid-1950s that included elms, dogwoods, magnolias and pin oaks ... some 2,400 trees have been added since 1993," the magazine states. In fact, Farrell Hall will have a beautiful outdoor gathering area that will have several mature trees.
To earn the honor from the Arbor Day Foundation, the university had to meet five core standards:
  • establishment of a tree advisory committee
  • development of a Tree Endowment Fund to replenish any forest impacted by construction or natural disaster
  • an Arbor Day observance
  • the sponsorship of student service-learning projects
  • a tree-care plan
To read more on the university's commitment to trees, visit here.

 autumn trees

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