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Waubonsee Earns Tree Campus USA Designation for Sixth Consecutive Year
For the sixth consecutive year, Waubonsee Community College has earned a Tree Campus USA recognition. The national program honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees, and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation.
As part of the designation, Waubonsee organized a campus-wide tree inventory, conducted entirely by student volunteers under the direction of the campus arborist, using advanced Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology.
Waubonsee chose a GIS platform for the collection, formatting and management of its data with the support of the college’s GIS degree and certificate program. Students and faculty in that program and others across campus have been part of the effort. GIS is the most advanced management tool for tree inventories.