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MSU named a 'Tree Campus USA' for the second year in a row

March 18, 2014 -- MSU News Service

The Arbor Day Foundation has named Montana State University a 2013 Tree Campus USA in honor of its commitment to effective campus forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals. It is the second year in a row that MSU has earned the designation. MSU photo by Kelly Gorham.   High-Res Available

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For the second year in a row, Montana State University has been designated a Tree Campus USA in honor of its commitment to effective campus forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals.

MSU achieved the designation by meeting Tree Campus USA’s five standards, which include maintaining a tree advisory committee, maintaining a tree care plan, dedicating annual expenditures toward trees, observing Arbor Day and committing to a student service learning project.

“We are honored to be recognized for a second consecutive year for our ongoing stewardship of our tree resources,” said E.J. Hook, MSU environmental services manager.  “Being designated once again as a Tree Campus USA validates our efforts, process and continuing commitment to responsible management of our trees, both now and into the future.”

The designation is from the Arbor Day Foundation, an organization dedicated to inspiring people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. The Arbor Day Foundation created the Tree Campus USA program in 2008.

More information about the Tree Campus USA program is available at http://www.arborday.org/programs/treeCampusUSA/.

Contact: E.J. Hook, (406) 994-7840 or edward.hook1@montana.edu