Omaha Public Radio News
Tue May 24, 2011
Arbor Day Foundation names UNO a Tree Campus USA University
By Cheril Lee
Omaha, NE – UNO was recently named a Tree Campus USA.
Mark Derowitsch, PR Manager from the Arbor Day Foundation, says UNO is one of 116 campuses across the country that has received this honor. He says UNO's involvement in an Arbor Day observance as well at their dedication of annual expenditures on their campus trees helped them win the designation. Additionally, Derowitsch says UNO has a tree care plan in place and a tree care advisory board that helps manage the trees, "Well it means that the UNO campus does a great job in managing their campus trees. They also work well with the community leaders to ensure a healthier urban forest in the Omaha area. And they engage their students in opportunities to learn about campus forestry and to plant trees."
The Arbor Day Foundation launched the Tree Campus USA program in 2008 by planting trees at nine college campuses throughout the U.S.