Bartlett Tree Experts supports the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus USA program for the second year. Tree Campus USA recognizes colleges and universities across the country for effective urban forest management and student engagement in conservation goals.
Bartlett Tree Experts has supported the Tree Campus USA program as a signature sponsor, helping to raise awareness of the program to colleges and universities across the country.
“Thanks to partners like Bartlett Tree Experts, we can continue to grow the Tree Campus USA program and drive more campuses across America to strive for Tree Campus USA recognition each year,” said Dan Lambe, president, Arbor Day Foundation. “This program sets an example for not only students, but the surrounding communities on how trees are a critical part of healthier and more sustainable communities.”
With the support of Bartlett Tree Experts, the program has helped campuses throughout the country plant thousands of trees. Tree Campus USA colleges and universities have invested more than $51 million in campus forest management in 2018.
Since its partnership, Bartlett Tree Experts has hosted bi-annual webinar opportunities for college and universities to better understand how they can engage in the program. It has also facilitated a Tree Campus USA summit at the Bartlett headquarters in Ohio.
To earn Tree Campus USA recognition, campuses must meet five standards: maintain a tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, campus tree program with dedicated annual expenditures, an Arbor Day observance and student service-learning project. There are currently 383 campuses across the country with Tree Campus USA recognition. This year marks the eleven-year anniversary of the program.
More information about the program is available at arborday.org/TreeCampusUSA.
About Arbor Day Foundation
Founded in 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with more than one million members, supporters, and valued partners. During the last 45 years, more than 300 million Arbor Day Foundation trees have been planted in neighborhoods, communities, cities and forests throughout the world. Our vision is to help others understand and use trees as a solution to many of the global issues we face today, including air quality, water quality, climate change, deforestation, poverty and hunger.
As one of the world's largest operating conservation foundations, the Arbor Day Foundation, through its members, partners and programs, educates and engages stakeholders and communities across the globe to involve themselves in its mission of planting, nurturing and celebrating trees. More information is available at arborday.org.
About Bartlett Tree Experts
The F.A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company was founded in 1907 by Francis A. Bartlett and is the world’s leading scientific tree and shrub care company. The organization’s current chairman, Robert A. Bartlett Jr., represents the third generation of Bartlett family management. Bartlett has locations in 27 U.S. states, Canada, Ireland and Great Britain. Services include pruning, pest and disease management, fertilization and soil management, cabling and bracing, tree lightning protection systems and tree/stump removal. To find out more, visit the company’s web site at www.bartlett.com.