Of the 68 National Collegiate Athletic Association teams playing in this year’s tournament, we found 29 colleges that have been recognized as 2013 Tree Campus USA campuses. Our NCAA series concludes with our final region of Tree Campus USA campuses — the east region.
American University: American University has been designated a Tree Campus USA for five years. AU’s campus arboretum offers more than 75 different tree species.
Delaware State University: Delaware State University has been designated a Tree Campus USA for three years. DSU’s campus arboretum contains more than 174 different species and some notable trees, including the Shingle Oak state record tree, the 2nd largest of its species in the state.
Duke University: Duke University has been designated a Tree Campus USA for six years. Duke has taken a number of initiatives toward becoming a more sustainable campus. In addition to campus efforts, Duke collaborated with NC State University and the NC Division of Forest Resources to achieve sustainable forestry certificates for 55,000 acres of forest in North Carolina.
Syracuse University: Syracuse University has been designated a Tree Campus USA for two years. SU’s grounds department maintains more than 683 acres of landscape.
University of Connecticut: University of Connecticut received Tree Campus USA designation for the first time in 2013. More than 300 tree species are spread across 4,104 acres on the UConn main campus.
University of Florida: University of Florida received Tree Campus USA designation for the first time in 2013. The campus is adorned with more than 1,200 trees. UF’s efforts on becoming more sustainable have made them an Audubon International Cooperative Sanctuary.
University of Massachusetts Lowell: University of Massachusetts Lowell has been designated a Tree Campus USA for three years.
Is your school or alma mater a Tree Campus USA? Learn more about the Benefits of Being a Tree Campus USA.