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Kent State University at Salem again received the Tree Campus USA recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation, which acknowledges efforts to promote forest management, horticulture studies and conservation.
To receive this distinction, Kent State Salem had to meet the Tree Campus USA’s five standards, providing detailed documentation for each standard. These include maintaining a tree advisory committee; having a campus tree-care plan; dedicating annual expenditures for its campus tree program; holding an Arbor Day observance; and leading a student service-learning project.
The campus celebrated this recognition during its Earth Day/Arbor Day observances in April with horticulture students planting a Japanese stewartia tree, which was donated by the Horticulture Club.
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Photo: Planting a tree to celebrate Arbor Day on the Kent State Salem Campus were (from left) Tyler Smith; Merissa Lake; Nancy Mackey; Maurice Peoples, horticultural facilities coordinator; Makenzie Jordan; Molly Finn; Dr. Tyre Proffer, professor of biological sciences; Scott Glosser, Anna Detoro; and Claire Smith