- Associated Press - Friday, February 19, 2016

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) - Illinois State University has once again secured a national honor for its tree friendliness.

It’s been designated as a Tree Campus USA. That’s a title bestowed by the Arbor Day Foundation for colleges that promote healthy management of their campus forests.

The Normal-based school said in a Thursday statement that it had to meet multiple criteria for the designation. That includes demonstrating it has a campus tree advisory committee and a campus tree-care plan.

The Arbor Day Foundation launched the Tree Campus USA program in 2008.

ISU has been given the honor seven out of the last eight years - missing out only in 2014. More than a dozen other Illinois schools have also been granted the Tree Campus USA honorific in recent years.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide