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St. Bonaventure University honored again as a Tree Campus USA by Arbor Day Foundation

Apr 30, 2021, 16:44 PM by Beth Eberth
St. Bonaventure University has again been honored with Tree Campus USA Higher Education recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.

tree plantingSt. Bonaventure University has again been honored with Tree Campus USA Higher Education recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.

To celebrate the honor on Friday, the university planted a Canadian serviceberry tree (amelanchier Canadensis) near the front entrance to the San Damiano Room of the renovated Francis Hall, home to the School of Health Professions. April 30 is Arbor Day.

tree planting“Tree Campuses and their students set examples for not only their student bodies but the surrounding communities showcasing how trees create a healthier environment,” said Dan Lambe, president of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Because of St. Bonaventure’s participation, air will be purer, water cleaner and students and faculty will be surrounded by the shade and beauty trees provide.”

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. Currently, there are 403 campuses across the United States with this recognition.

Arbor Day Tree PlantingThe Arbor Day Foundation has helped campuses throughout the country plant thousands of trees, and Tree Campus Higher Education colleges and universities invested more than $51 million in campus forest management last year. This work directly supports the Arbor Day Foundation’s Time for Trees initiative — an unprecedented effort to plant 100 million trees in forests and communities and inspire 5 million tree planters by 2022.

Last year, Tree Campus Higher Education schools collectively planted 39,178 trees and engaged 81,535 tree planters — helping us work toward these critical goals.

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. More information is available at


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