Tree Campus USA

    Tree Campus USA Keeps Students Involved

    By Amber Filipi | May 25, 2017

    Since 2008, the Tree Campus USA program has recognized college and university campuses that effectively manage campus trees, develop connectivity with the community beyond campus borders to foster healthy, urban forests, engage student population through service learning opportunities centered on campus, and community forestry efforts. In 2016, more than 300 colleges met the program’s five standards and were recognized as a Tree Campus USA.  Lone Star College-Montgomery received the distinction in 2016 and shares some of the wonderful forestry work…

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