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March 02, 2016

University receives ‘Tree Campus’ honor

trees on the quad in fall

With its more than 1,400 trees encompassing 116 different species, the University has been named a Tree Campus USA institution for the sixth straight year, the Arbor Day Foundation has announced. Tree Campus USA is a national program created in 2008 to honor colleges and universities that have a commitment to effective urban forest management and to engaging staff and students in conservation goals. Rochester was the sixth institution in New York to receive this recognition just after the program began and has been named a Tree Campus each year since.

The University’s Horticulture and Grounds Department, with support from vendors, is responsible for maintaining the University’s arboretum and grounds, which include the trees and shrubbery on the River Campus as well as the Eastman, Medical Center, South, and Mt. Hope campuses.

To view a River Campus Tree Tour video, as well as additional resources on the University’s arboretum, visit: Facilities.rochester.edu/arboretum.

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