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LAVC Named a Tree Campus USA for the 6th Year in a Row

The Arbor Day Foundation has named LAVC as a 2016 Tree Campus USA campus. This is the sixth consecutive year the college has been recognized, and it was the first California community college to be honored.

LAVC Named a Tree Campus USA for the 6th Year in a Row

Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC) was honored with 2016 Tree Campus USA® recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.

LAVC holds the unique distinction of being the first California community college and the first college campus in the city of Los Angeles to be named a Tree Campus USA® in 2011.

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 online at

Los Angeles Valley College achieved the Tree Campus USA® designation by meeting the required five core standards for sustainable campus forestry: a tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and the sponsorship of student service-learning projects.

Tree Campus USA is a national program created in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation and to honor colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals. Currently, there are 296 campuses across the United States with this recognition.

Read the press release.


Posted by: LAVC PR Office on 2/15/2017 5:00:06 PM