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TWU receives annual Arbor Day recognition

Thanks to a dedicated committee of students, led by biology faculty member Dr. Alex Pilote and Director of Facilities Management Mike Ingram, Tennessee Wesleyan has earned the 2017 Tree Campus USA recognition. On Thursday, April 5 the TWU campus and Athens communities will come together to celebrate this honor.

Please join us on the Quad at 11 a.m. for a special ceremony. Immediately following the presentation, students, faculty and staff will head to the TWU tennis courts for an official tree planting.

To celebrate TWU’s recognition and Arbor Day, the city of Athens and the State Forestry Department will be giving away trees in the downtown Marketplace.

About the Tree Campus USA Recognition

The Tree Campus USA program honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation.

To obtain this distinction, five core standards for sustainable campus forestry required by Tree Campus USA must be met:

  • establishment of a tree advisory committee;
  • evidence of 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.


Event details
Date: Thursday, April 5
Time: 11 a.m.
Place: TWU campus Quad (in case of rain, events will move to Townsend Auditorium)
*The first 100 TWU students in attendance will receive a commemorative shirt.