Tennessee Wesleyan Tree Campus
In 2008, the Arbor Day Foundation created the national program called Tree Campus USA. The program honors colleges and universities for engaging its students and staff in conservation goal. We are one of the 9 Tennessee colleges or universities to be a recognized campus.
The development of Wallace Square has been our newest addition of trees and shrubbery. The first images are before Wallace Sqaure was built. College Street ran infront of Sherman Fine Arts building.
Now, Wallace Square is a courtyard where students can eat outside and enjoy the weather when it is nice.
We have also planted trees behind our baseball field, Athens Insurance Stadium, protecting and shading our tennis courts. Below is a photo of our baseball stadium before we planted trees and built the tennis courts.
Over the last decade, we have planted cypress trees all the way around the outfield fence.
We have watched other newly planted trees such as our Leland Cypress trees grow over the years. We planted them behind Wesley Commons in 2014.
Now in 2021, the trees have grown over twenty feet!
Over the last decade, through the service of our staff and volunteered students, we have grown the forestry on campus, making the campus even more beautiful. As we continue to expand the campus, we will continue to plant even more trees all over campus.