UMass Amherst Recognized by Arbor Day Foundation
UMass Amherst was recently recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a 2020 Tree Campus High Education institution.
Tree Campus Higher Education, a national program launched in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation, honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation.
To obtain this distinction, University of Massachusetts Amherst met the five core standards for effective campus forest management, including establishment of a tree advisory committee, evidence of a campus tree care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance, and the sponsorship of student service learning projects.
In a letter of congratulations, Dan Lambe, Arbor Day Foundation president, recognized UMass arborist Brady Yacek and the rest of the committee responsible for achieving this honor.