Trees and Forests
Climate Change Grove
The climate change grove offers opportunities for research. The tree grove, located behind the Student Recreation and Wellness Center on the Kent Campus, was created through a partnership between University Facilities Management and the Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences. The trees were planted by students, Kent State alumni and other volunteers during the university’s annual Alumni Day of Service in 2018.
Tree Campus USA
Kent State has received The Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus USA designation since its inception in 2008. The Arbor Day Foundation started Tree Campus USA to recognize colleges and universities maintaining healthy community forests. Trees provide many benefits to campus from reflecting heat, providing shade, reducing noise pollution, capturing rainwater, cleaning the air, and enhancing health benefits.
University Facilities Management's Grounds shop is pleased to offer the opportunity for giving the gift of greenery. This truly unique gift will be seen and enjoyed by thousands and will be remembered for generations to come. To commemorate the gift, an attractive certificate will be sent to the person or organization being honored. In the case of a memorial gift, the certificate will be sent to the family.
A 74 acre temperate forest research site with riparian, upland, and bottomland habitats is located in Ravenna, Ohio.