Some things might get old when they happen five years in a row, but for Hyacinth Ide, Georgia Tech’s associate director of landscape services, having the Institute named a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation isn't one of them.
“A beautiful campus provides a recruiting and retention tool for students, faculty and staff,” said Ide. “A great number of students selected Georgia Tech because of the beauty of the campus.”
For the fourth consecutive year, the Arbor Day Foundation
named Georgia Tech a Tree Campus USA school for its commitment to effective
community forestry management.
Tech achieved the 2011 designation
by meeting the required five core standards for sustainable campus forestry: a
tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures
for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and the sponsorship of student
For its commitment to the development and maintenance of a healthy campus landscape, Georgia Tech has been selected by the Arbor Day Foundation as one of six universities to receive a recognition gift of 75 new trees. Student organizations, staff and university leadership will be on hand to assist with the planting during a November 6 ceremony, from 9 a.m. - noon at the Campanile.