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Arbor Day Foundation honors Furman

PrintThe Arbor Day Foundation has recognized Furman University as a 2013 Tree Campus USA® for its dedication to effective urban forest management. Furman has earned the honor six consecutive years.

Tree Campus USA is a national program created in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation and sponsored by Toyota to honor colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals.

To receive the designation, Furman met five required core standards for sustainable campus forestry: maintaining 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.

The Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit conservation and education organization of one million members, with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees.

More information about the Tree Campus USA program is available online at, or call the Furman News and Media Relations office at 864-294-3107.

Last updated February 25, 2014
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