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SIU has been recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. We first received the designation for Tree Campus Higher Education in 2015! 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 that have included tree plantings, tree walks and Forestry Club demonstrations!

Below are more details of our semester events, with photos and media coverage.

Tree Campus Higher Education SIU Committee members include:

  • Aimee Lemrise, Director, Sustainability
  • Dave Tippy (Chair), SIU Superintendent of Grounds
  • Elizabeth Cheek, Administrative Assistant, SIU Undergraduate Admissions
  • Dr. John Groninger, Professor, School of Agricultural Sciences
  • Raymond Bieri, Teaching/Research/Grad Assistant, School of Forestry & Horticulture
  • Laura Schammel, Teaching/Research/Grad Assistant, School of Forestry & Horticulture
  • Mark McDaniel, City of Carbondale Arborist
  • Owen Nowak, Forestry Student
  • Riley Weber, Forestry Student