Washington University maintains Tree Campus USA status

Eastern redbuds are among the many tree species outside Graham Chapel. (Photo: Jerry Naunheim Jr./Washington University)

Washington University in St. Louis has again earned Tree Campus USA status from the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. 

Washington University maintained the title by meeting Tree Campus USA’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 a student service-learning project.

Washington University first earned Tree Campus USA status in 2010 and, more recently, was awarded a Level 1 accreditation by the ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program. Learn more about the university’s 4,200 trees.

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