Appalachian — a Tree Campus since 2014 — welcomes new trees to campus

The Arbor Day Foundation has again awarded Appalachian State University its Tree Campus USA distinction — a title the university has held since 2014.

The Tree Campus USA program recognizes higher education institutions and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students, faculty and staff in the spirit of conservation.

To honor its continued commitment to protecting and preserving trees, as well as the upcoming Arbor Day on Friday, April 26, the university will plant 25 new trees near Walker Hall as part of its Earth Month celebration. The tree species to be planted are dogwood, hawthorn, blue Atlas cedar, ginkgo, sweet gum, redbud, tulip poplar and bald Cyprus.

Appalachian students lounge beneath the shade of a campus tree on Sanford Mall during a sunny fall day. Photo by Marie Freeman
Published: Apr 25, 2019 11:16am