Sustainability

All Offices & Services

Tree Care Committee

We care for, educate the community about, and celebrate our campus trees. 

Responsibilities:

The Campus Tree Care Committee was established in September 2013 and is responsible for writing the campus tree care plan, helping Facilities implement it when necessary, and

Members: 

The committee is comprised of volunteer members who represent all campus stakeholder groups as well as members from the surrounding community. The Sustainability Program Coordinator and the Supervisor of Grounds lead committee meetings.


Campus Role:

The committee’s primary function is to ensure that the College follows the Campus Tree Care Plan by advising and assisting the grounds crew. The committee holds meetings several times a year at which it: provides input into campus landscape improvements; contributes in policy discussions; and works to gather and disseminate information that will benefit the tree care program and will educate the campus community.

The committee is also responsible for planning and implementing our annual Arbor Day celebration and for moving the college towards a Tree Campus USA designation through the Arbor Day Foundation.


Committee Service: 

The committee members serve for a period of one calendar year and can renew at their own discretion. Committee members are expected to actively participate and contribute in policy/guideline issues as well as research/information gathering that would aid in the implementation of the campus tree care plan and the administration of the Tree Campus USA
program.

Photo taken on the campus of Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pa., shown on April 30, 2011. © 2011 George Widman Photography L.L.C., Licensed to Ursinus College for all use as needed

Arbor Day Celebrations:

We celebrate Arbor Day on campus to honor our campus trees and educate the community about campus trees.  Read more.

Arbor Day Photos:

2015 Upcoming Campus Tree Events:

-Arbor Day Celebration & Tree Planting

-Perkiomen Watershed Stream Cleanup

-American Chestnut care

 

2014 Tree Events on Campus:

-WERS Dedication Tree Planting

-Perkiomen Watershed Stream Cleanup

-Green Roof planting

-American Chestnut care

-Arbor Day Celebratory Tree Planting