Background image

Tree Campus Recognition

Our StoryLeadershipAccreditationLocationDepartmentsCampus DirectoryCOVID-19 response

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. 

Wallace Square before

Wallace Square before

Now, Wallace Square is a courtyard where students can eat outside and enjoy the weather when it is nice.

Wallace Square after

Wallace Square after


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.

Baseball field before

Over the last decade, we have planted cypress trees all the way around the outfield fence.

Baseball field after

Tennis courts after

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. 

Wesley Commons 2014 

Now in 2021, the trees have grown over twenty feet! 

Wesley Commons 2021


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. 

Request InfoApply NowSchedule Visit