URBAN & COMMUNITY FORESTRY
  • Tree Campus USA® recognizes college and university campuses that 
    • Effectively manage their campus trees,
    • Connect with the community beyond campus borders in an effort to foster healthy urban forests, and
    • Strive to engage their student population in service learning forestry projects. 

     

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    It is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation and administered locally by Texas A&M Forest Service.

     

    Is your school a recognized Tree Campus USA?

     

    Texas has the most Tree Campus USA schools in the nation with 27 participants:

    • Abilene Christian University - Abilene
    • Brookhaven College - Farmers Branch
    • Dallas Baptist University - Dallas
    • Eastfield College - Mesquite
    • Howard Payne University - Brownwood
    • Lone Star College-Montgomery - Conroe
    • McLennan Community College - Waco
    • Mountain View College - Dallas
    • North Lake College - Irving
    • Northwood University - Cedar Hill
    • Rice University - Houston
    • Richland College - Dallas
    • Sam Houston State University - Huntsville
    • St. Edward's University - Austin
    • Tarrant County College Southeast - Arlington
    • Texas A&M University - College Station
    • Texas Christian University - Fort Worth
    • Texas Southern University - Houston
    • Texas State University - San Marcos
    • The University of Texas at Austin - Austin
    • The University of Texas at El Paso - El Paso
    • The University of Texas at Dallas - Richardson
    • The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley - Edinburg
    • University of Houston-Clear Lake - Pearland
    • University of Houston - Houston
    • University of North Texas - Denton
    • West Texas A&M University - Canyon

     

     + Enrollment Standards

    Tree Campus USA enrollment standards (PDF, 135KB)

    1. Tree Advisory Committee
    2. Campus Tree Care Plan
    3. Tree Program with Dedicated Annual Expenditures
    4. Arbor Day Observance
    5. Service Learning Project

     

    Application

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     + Program Benefits

    Discover the benefits of Tree Campus USA

    • Positive public image
    • Student and faculty pride
    • Environmental aspects
    • Good stewardship 

     

     Interested in learning more? Check out the “Keys to Tree Campus USA” episode from the Trees are Key podcast.