Georgia College’s Tree Campus USA designation renewed

Grounds crew planting a tree

Georgia College’s Tree Campus USA designation renewed

Georgia College has been named a Tree Campus USA for the third consecutive year. The Arbor Foundation has renewed the designation, which recognizes the campus’s commitment to effective urban forest management as well as and engaging staff and students in conservation goals.

Tree Campus USA is a national program created in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation to honor colleges and universities. GC achieved the title by meeting Tree Campus USA’s five standards, which include maintaining a tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and student service-learning project.

“Our yearly tree planting events have been very popular amongst GC students, faculty and staff, and we try to make these events both fun and educational for all who participate," said Aaron Seay, landscape and grounds supervisor. "Every group who’s participated in the past appeared to have really enjoyed planting, with many returning for later events plant again. “

According to the Arbor Day Foundation, there are 402 Tree Campus colleges and universities in the U.S. In 2019, more than 39,000 trees were planted on those campuses.

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Updated: 8/20/2020
Aaron Seay
Facilities Management