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LSU Alexandria earns third Tree Campus USA designation

Released: 03/09/2012

The Arbor Day Foundation has named Louisiana State University at Alexandria a 2011 Tree Campus USA in honor of its commitment to effective community forestry management. This is the third year of recognition for Louisiana State University at Alexandria.

LSUA achieved the designation by meeting the required five core standards for sustainable campus forestry: 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.

In celebration of the most recent Arbor Day in January, LSUA recognized Doug Young and family for their dedication and support of the campus beautification efforts on the campus. Over 40 trees were planted on the campus including 10 live oaks in memory of Doug Young. Additionally, the extended campus walking trail has opened and affords an opportunity for the public to enjoy the beautiful trees on the Alexandria campus.

Tree Campus USA, a national program launched in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation, honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation. Tree Campus USA is supported by a generous grant from Toyota.