Rice earns Tree Campus USA recognition again

Rice received the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus USA designation for the eighth consecutive year in 2019.

picture of students walking under tree canopyThe Rice campus, officially designated as an arboretum, met the foundation’s five core standards for effective campus forest management: having a tree advisory committee, a tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for the campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and a student service-learning project.

Tree Campus USA, launched in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation, honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in conservation.

About Arie Passwaters

Arie Wilson Passwaters is editor of Rice New.