Trees Earn Truman Distinction
Dedication to improving the environment and quality of life on campus has earned Truman recognition as a Tree Campus USA school for the fourth consecutive year.
Tree Campus USA, a national program launched in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota, honors colleges, universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation.
To obtain this distinction, Truman met five core standards for effective campus forest management: a tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and student service-learning projects.
This year, the Arbor Day celebration will be at 12:30 p.m. April 28 at the University Farm with the planting of a new fruit orchard. Speakers at the celebration include the Kirksville mayor, an ECO representative, a Green Thumb representative, the farm manager and the local resource forester.
Transportation will be available from the parking lot by McClain Hall at 12:15 p.m.