Tree Campus USA is a program administered by the Arbor Day Foundation. It recognizes college and university campuses that effectively manage their trees, promote student involvement and develop connectivity with the surrounding community through forestry efforts. In 2012, MCC began working toward recognition under this program.
To achieve recognition, MCC must meet five standards:
- Campus Tree Advisory Committee
- Campus Tree Care Plan
- Campus Tree Program with Dedicated Annual Expenditures
- Arbor Day Observance
- Service Learning Project
A map of Fort Omaha Campus arboretum trees was completed in the fall of 2012. It can be found here.
The Campus Tree Advisory Committee has been established and has been meeting to discuss tree-related management issues on campus.
More information on the Tree Campus USA program in general can be found at www.arborday.org/programs/treecampususa
Tree Campus USA Press Release