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LAVC Named a Tree Campus USA for the 7th Consecutive Year

The Arbor Day Foundation honored L.A. Valley College with a 2017 Tree Campus USA® recognition. The Tree Campus USA program honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation.

LAVC Named a Tree Campus USA for the 7th Consecutive Year

Los Angeles Valley College has been honored with 2017 Tree Campus USA® recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.

This is the seventh year in a row that LAVC has received this distinction, and holds the unique honor as the first California community college to be named a Tree Campus USA® campus.

Los Angeles Valley College achieved the title by meeting Tree Campus USA’s five standards, which include maintaining 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 project.

LAVC’s urban forest comprises of more than 1,600 trees and was established by early faculty members of the college’s Biology department. It has a diverse mixture of trees and plants that not only serves as an educational tool, but helps to inspire a college-wide commitment to sustainability. In 2010, the college developed a Tree Master Plan to use as a guidebook for the future growth of its urban forest. The LAVC Tree Master Plan is available on the LAVC Urban Forest Web page.

Tree Campus USA, an Arbor Day Foundation program, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The Tree Campus USA program honors colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals. Currently, there are 344 campuses across the United States with this recognition.

 

 




Posted by: LAVC PR Office on 2/21/2018 5:00:06 PM