College Receives 2017 Tree Campus USA Recognition
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Tree Campus USA LogoFranklin College has earned a Tree Campus USA recognition for the fifth consecutive year by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.

Tree Campus USA is a national program created in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation to honor colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals. Franklin College achieved the recognition by meeting Tree Campus USA’s five standards: maintaining a tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and a student service-learning project.

“I am excited Franklin College has achieved the Tree Campus USA designation for five consecutive years,” said Alice Heikens, Ph.D., professor of biology, who has played an essential role in the campus’ recognition.  “Last year was especially challenging because we removed trees for the Franklin College Science Center project.  However, we have a plan to replant trees and have shown a dedication to maintaining our green space on campus.  The Greenscape Committee, grounds personnel, and EARTH Club work together to help all of us have a beautiful campus to enjoy.”

For more information, contact the Franklin College Office of Marketing and Communications at (317) 738-8185.

(Posted March 5, 2018)

POSTED Mar 5, 2018