Tree Campus ONU
Ohio Northern University has been named a Tree Campus USA for the second consecutive year by the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation. Only 74 universities nationwide have received this honor, placing ONU among the most elite environmentally conscious schools.
Tree Campus USA is a national program that honors colleges and universities for promoting healthy urban forest maintenance and engaging the college community in environmental conservation efforts. To receive this honor, schools must establish a campus tree advisory committee, have a campus tree-care plan, annually dedicate funds to campus trees, observe Arbor Day on campus, and institute service-learning projects aimed at involving the student body in tree conservation.
Terry Keiser, ONU professor and chairman of the department of biological sciences, said, “Receiving this honor was a true pleasure in that it recognizes the work and foresight of people like DeBow Freed, Ken Baker, John Green and Tony Wolke in supporting a long-range plan for our once ‘tree-deprived’ west campus.”
The Tree Campus USA program is supported by a grant from Toyota. More information can be found at www.arborday.org/treecampususa