Today is Arbor Day, a day celebrated in honor of trees. If you are a tree-friendly person, you may want to consider some of these schools, in cities that have been designated a “Tree City USA” by the Arbor Day Foundation.
1. University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Ann Arbor was labeled a “Tree City USA” by environmentalists. And fun fact: Rumor has it, the name “Ann Arbor” itself stands for the name of a city founder’s wife (Ann) and because of the trees in the area (an arboretum).
2. Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio
To obtain the Tree City USA distinction, Ohio Northern University met five core standards, including the establishment of a tree advisory committee. Plus, similar to Ann Arbor, apparently the city name “Ada” comes from an actual person’s name: a postmaster’s daughter.
4. Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania
On the town’s official website, it says: “Tree-lined streets add beauty to our surroundings and stability to our ecosystem.” Carlisle is another Tree City USA, as depicted in this shady scene by the library.
5. University of Redlands in Redlands, California
Besides the trees in the area, Redlands is also known for its orange groves. Check out the student review below of what the atmosphere is like.
Have you visited any other Tree City USA campuses? If so, what were they like?