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WMU remains a Tree Campus

by Jeanne Baron

May 26, 2011 | WMU News

Photo of Beverly Houseman, Mayela Cameron, Nancy Sluss, Tammy Kiel planting tree.
WMU staff members plant trees on Arbor Day
KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University has again been re-certified by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree Campus.

The 116 schools from around the country receiving the 2010 Tree Campus USA designation were announced in an advertisement in the April 29 Chronicle of Higher Education.

The designation sets colleges and universities apart by recognizing their efforts to engage their student bodies as well as their broader communities in establishing and sustaining healthy community forests for the benefit of current and future residents.

The Arbor Day Foundation began its Tree Campus program in fall 2008. The 30 schools in the inaugural class included WMU and the University of Michigan. WMU and Michigan remain the only institutions in the state to have achieved Tree Campus status. Both schools will be able to apply for recertification for 2011.

For more information, visit the Tree Campus USA program online.