Chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation, John Rosenow, described the benefits of the program to member schools.
"The Tree Campus USA program will have a long-lasting impact at Cazenovia College as it engages college students and local citizens to plant trees and create healthier communities for people to enjoy for decades to come," Rosenow said. "The school 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 Cazenovia."
Tree Campus USA, a national program launched in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation, honors colleges 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.
The Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit conservation organization of nearly one million members, with a mission to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. More information on the Foundation and its programs can be found at arborday.org. The foundation launched Tree Campus USA in the fall of 2008 by planting trees at nine college campuses throughout the United States. More information about the Tree Campus USA program is available at arborday.org/TreeCampusUSA.