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In recognition of the care the college provides its trees, the Arbor Day Foundation has named Waubonsee Community College as a Tree Campus USA for 2014, the fifth straight year in which the college earned the designation.

Waubonsee Designated Tree Campus for Fifth Straight Year

For the fifth consecutive year, Waubonsee Community College has been recognized for its care of its campus canopy.

The Arbor Day Foundation recently awarded Waubonsee its Tree Campus USA designation for 2014. The distinction comes through the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus USA nationwide program.

Launched in 2008 by the Foundation and Toyota, the program honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation.

To be so recognized, Waubonsee met five core standards established by the Tree Campus USA program for effective campus forest management: establishing a tree advisory committee; adopting a campus tree care plan; annually dedicating resources to its campus tree program; hosting an Arbor Day observance; and implementing a student service-learning project.