Tree Campus USA

Tree Campus USA

UGA’s Recreational Sports Complex features a newly planted row of trees.

Photo by: Peter Frey

UGA earned the Tree Campus USA designation and was presented with a plaque in February by the Georgia Forestry Commission on behalf of the Arbor Day Foundation. Tree Campus USA is a national program that honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy management of campus forests and for engaging the community in environmental stewardship. UGA recently completed a mapping project of the more than 6,000 trees on campus. The Select Sustainable Tree Trust has pledged to provide UGA with 700-1,000 additional trees over the next decade. Several hundred of those donated trees have already been planted around campus.

For more information about the Tree Campus USA program, see