Fordham Honored as Steward for Trees


All the pruning, trimming, fertilizing and watering that Fordham has dedicated to the trees on its campuses paid off again, as the University has once again been honored by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree Campus USA.

A Tree City/Campus/Line Recognition Ceremony will take place on March 29 in Albany, New York.

The University earned the distinction by meeting five core standards for a sustainable campus: Establishment of 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.

“If ever there was a time for trees, now is that time. Communities worldwide are facing issues with air quality, water resources, personal health and well-being, and energy use,” said Lauren Weyers, program coordinator for the Arbor Day Foundation.

“As a result of your commitment to effective urban forest management, Fordham is helping to provide a solution to these global challenges.”