Penn named a Tree Campus USA

For the fifth consecutive year, Penn has earned 2013 Tree Campus USA designation from the Arbor Day Foundation.

The University achieved the title by meeting Tree Campus USA’s five standards: a Campus Tree Advisory Committee, a Campus Tree Care Plan, a Campus Tree Program with Dedicated Annual Expenditures, an Arbor Day Observance, and a Service Learning Project.

“Penn is committed to maintaining the urban park-like setting of our campus,” says University Landscape Architect Bob Lundgren. “In addition to the tree management and care provided by staff and consultants, we offer programs both here and at the Morris Arboretum to engage volunteers and students in the conservation of our green space located in the center of a busy city environment.”

Originally published on May 8, 2014