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SBU marks Arbor Day with tree planting

Apr 26, 2024

arbor day 2024St. Bonaventure University celebrated its 15th consecutive year of being a certified Arbor Day Foundation Tree Campus USA on Friday by planting two hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana) trees in the Rob-Fal courtyard.

The Tree Campus Higher Education program honors colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals. St. Bonaventure has achieved the title every year since 2010 by meeting Tree Campus Higher Education’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. 

There are 403 campuses across the United States with this recognition. More information about the program is available at

The Arbor Day Foundation is a million-member nonprofit conservation and education organization with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees.