UC Davis named Tree Campus USA

Photo of UC Davis Grounds and Landscape Services Lead Tree Trimmer John McKnight.

John McKnight, Lead Tree Trimmer for UC Davis Grounds and Landscape Services, can usually be found high above ground, caring for campus trees like this cork oak in Orchard Park.

UC Davis has been named “Tree Campus USA” for the third* year in a row by the Arbor Day Foundation!

The Tree Campus USA program recognizes college and university campuses that:

  • Effectively manage their campus trees.
  • Develop connectivity with the community beyond campus borders to foster healthy, urban forests.
  • Strive to engage their student population utilizing service learning opportunities centered on campus, and community, forestry efforts.

What does it take to be named a “Tree Campus USA”?

  • Campus Tree Advisory Committee
  • Campus Tree Care Plan
  • Campus Tree Program with Dedicated Annual Expenditures
  • Arbor Day Observance
  • Service Learning Project

Congratulations to our Grounds and Landscape Services team for taking care of our trees and keeping them a priority for our campus and the environment!

Download the 2011 Tree Campus USA UC Davis Press Release.

Find out more here.

*There was an error when this was originally posted. It used to say “fourth” and was corrected to third.

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