Texas State to plant 71 trees, become ‘Tree Campus USA’

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
November 14, 2011

Texas State University-San Marcos will be honored as a “Tree Campus USA” by the non-profit Arbor Day Foundation Nov. 30.

Texas State will mark the occasion with a 10 a.m. tree-planting at the Speck Parking Garage near Holland Street. A total of 71 trees from the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota will be planted on campus during the event, which is free and open to the public.

Tree species to be planted were selected based on their adaptation to local climate and soil conditions. Any one interested in participating during the Nov. 30 event should contact Jay Cody, assistant director of grounds operations, at jc22@txstate.edu or (512) 245-7579.

Tree Campus USA recognizes the best practices in campus forestry throughout the United States. The goal of the program is to honor college campuses and leaders of their surrounding communities for promoting healthy urban forest management and engaging the campus community in environmental stewardship.

For more information about Tree Campus USA, visit the Arbor Day Foundation website at www.arborday.org/programs/treeCampusUSA/index.cfm or the Texas Forest Service website at http://txforestservice.tamu.edu/main/default.aspx.