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University of Iowa News Release

 

Dec. 11, 2009

At A Glance

UI first Iowa university to receive Tree Campus USA designation

The University of Iowa has been designated the state of Iowa's first Tree Campus USA institution for its excellence in tree stewardship, as well as student and community involvement in its efforts.

The award, given by the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota Motor North America Inc., is in recognition for the establishment of a Campus Tree Advisory Committee, Campus Tree Care Plan and an Arbor Day 2009 student service learning project where Facilities Management Landscape Services staff and 19 student volunteers teamed to install 500 seedlings around campus.

The UI maintains more than 7,700 trees on the main campus and Research Park, and typically plants more than 300 trees each year. Three certified arborists and a tree trimmer lead the Landscape Services team who contribute to the award-winning tree program.

The UI is committed to a number of sustainable practices and programs in an effort to create and maintain a greener campus. For more information, visit: http://www.facilities.uiowa.edu/sustainable-initiatives.

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