The West Texas A&M University campus was honored with the 2018 Tree Campus USA recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.
The WTAMU campus is home to more than 500 trees that provide a canopy of green all the way across campus.
“Tree Campuses and their students set examples for not only their student bodies but the surrounding communities showcasing how trees create a healthier environment,” Dan Lambe, president of the Arbor Day Foundation, said. “Because of your school’s participation, air will be purer, water cleaner and your students and faculty will be surrounded by the shade and beauty the trees provide.”
The Tree Campus USA program honors colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals.
There are currently 364 campuses across the United States with the Tree Campus USA recognition.
WTAMU is lined with various trees, including Texas Red Oak, Chinese Pistache, Lace Bark Elm, Burr Oak, and Locust. Red Bud trees can also be found on campus.
The Arbor Day Foundation has helped campuses across the country plant thousands of trees, and Tree Campus USA colleges and universities invested more than $51 million in campus forest management last year.
For more information about the program, click here.