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Tree Campus USA

SIU has been recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management! Our school has received the designation for Tree Campus USA! Read about it here. Our Campus Tree Care Plan can be found here. For more information about our forestry academic program, visit our Department of Forestry 

Our campus hosts events in the Fall and Spring semesters. Our events have included tree plantings, tree walks and Forestry Club demonstrations!

Below are some photos and media coverage from some of these events. 

Tree Walk and Forestry Club Demonstration

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From the News:


Read more from WSIU/NPR.

Tree Campus USA SIU Committee members include:          

  • Elizabeth Cheek, Account Technician lll, SIU Grounds Department
  • Austin Econie, Forestry Student
  • Dr. John Groninger, Professor - Forestry Department       
  • Geory Kurtzhals, SIU Sustainability Coordinator
  • Mark McDaniel, City of Carbondale Arborist             
  • Katherine McGrath, Forestry Student
  • Katelyn Rasche, Forestry Student
  • Karen Schauwecker, SIU Sustainability Program Coordinator
  • Zachary Telford, Forestry Student
  • Dave Tippy, SIU Superintendent of Grounds

Tree planting event