Marietta College honored as a Tree Campus USA for 2016

Marietta College was recently recognized as a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation.

Marietta is one of only 344 colleges and universities to receive this special distinction, which sets it apart from other schools and shows the College’s commitment to encouraging students and employees to care for the planet’s tree resources.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry acts as a guiding hand in helping a community to become qualified as a Tree Campus USA. The Urban Forester recommends a community to the Arbor Day Foundation for this standing. In order to achieve the title and the honors, a community must meet four standards: a Tree Ordinance; an active Tree Commission or forestry department; a comprehensive urban forestry program supported by a minimum of $2 per capita; and an annual Arbor Day proclamation and public observance.

For additional information about the Tree Campus USA program or the Arbor Day Foundation, visit www.arborday.org.