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Loyola recognized as a 2017 Tree Campus USA

| By Stephanie Weaver
A tree in Loyola's Arboretum
Loyola was recognized as a 2017 Tree Campus USA campus, a part of the Arbor Day Foundation, for the University’s commitment to trees and tree care.

Tree Campus USA universities and colleges must have an active and diverse campus committee dedicated to trees, a tree care plan, a campus tree related service learning opportunity, and at least one yearly Arbor Day or tree related campus event.

Loyola’s Arboretum committee is hopeful that this recognition will encourage meaningful interactions with the campus landscape and inspire environmental stewardship. The committee submitted the application to Tree Campus USA in hopes of being honored. 

To celebrate this accomplishment the Arboretum committee will be shining lights on the trees and be promoting the new walking tour at Luminous Loyola on April 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Quad. The committee will also host tree related activities on the Quad during the Environmental Action Club’s Evergreen Fest on April 19.

Loyola joins five other Maryland schools on the list, including University of Maryland and Salisbury University.

Loyola was also recognized as a PLANT (People Loving and Nurturing Trees) Community at the Green level by the Department of Natural Resources this year. The Maryland Urban and Community Forestry Committee of the Maryland Forestry Boards in partnership with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources sponsor this program and review the applications.
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