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August 8, 2020

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ONU repeats as a Tree Campus USA

Arbor Day Foundation designation

In June, the Arbor Day Foundation honored Ohio Northern University once again as a Tree Campus USA university for its dedication to campus forestry management and environmental stewardship.

"The Tree Campus USA program will have a long-lasting impact at Ohio Northern as it engages college students and local citizens to plant trees and create healthier communities for people to enjoy for decades to come," said John Rosenow, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. 

"Ohio Northern will benefit from exceptional tree-care practices on campus as it works with tree-care professionals in the community to improve the tree canopy in Ada."

Tree Campus USA honors college and universities and the leaders of the campus and surrounding communities for promoting healthy urban forest management and engaging the campus community in environmental stewardship. Tree Campus USA is supported by a grant from Toyota.

Ohio Northern met the five required core standards of tree care and community engagement in order to receive Tree Campus USA status.

Those standards are:
• establishing a campus tree advisory committee 
• evidence of a campus tree-care plan 
• verification of dedicated annual expenditures on the campus tree-care plan 
• involvement in an Arbor Day observance
• and the institution of a service-learning project aimed at engaging the student body.